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Sept‘. 27, 1938. D. w. HAWKSWORTH ‘ 2,131,174 RUNNING BOARD SADDLE CONSTRUCTION Filed June 15, 1937 v ____ ___ __._ @ E @ G@ -v @ ___/ @ ‘8" E2[@ ‘BY INVENTOR DAVID w. HAWKSWORTH. ' WM”; ' ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 27, 1938 ‘2,131,174 UNlTED STATES PAT NT OFFICE 2,131,174. I , RUNNING ‘BOARD SADDLE CONSTRUCTION David W. Hawksworth, Birmingham, Mich, as signor to Chicago-Hutchins Corporation, Chi- ' ,cago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application June 15, 1937, Serial No. 148,420 ‘5 Claims. (Cl. 108-54) The invention relates to saddles for supporting running boards on railway cars, and consists in the novel construction as hereinafter set forth. In the drawing: _ Figure l is a cross section through the roof of a railway car to which my improved saddle is applied; Figure 2 is a plan view thereof; Figure 3 is an end elevation of the saddle bracket; Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 showing a slightly modi?ed construction; Figure 5 is a perspective view of the bracket. My improved saddle is applicable to various 15 types of car roofs, but as illustrated in Figure 1 the roof A is of the so-called two-plane type. This is formed of adjacent roo?ng sheets A’, A2 provided at their meeting edges with vertical flanges A3 welded to each other, the adjacent 20 portion of the sheet being preferably upwardly o?’set as indicated at A4. My improved saddle comprises a top plate B preferably formed of pressed sheet metal and having a depressed cen tral portion B’ forming a reinforcing rib, also de pending ?anges B2 at opposite ends thereof. The plate is further provided with a series of apertures B3 for receiving the bolts C that secure the run ning boards D. . The plate B is located above the ridge of the upper plane A5 of the roof and is supported by brackets of the following construction. These brackets E are preferably formed of pressed sheet metal having a portion E’ located in the meeting plane of the adjacent roo?ng sheets A’, A2 and inserted in recesses pressed into the flanges A3. Above the portion E’ is a portion E2 of slightly greater width leaving therebetween a shoulder E3 for resting on the upper surface of the roof. Above the portion E2 is a laterally and obliquely offset portion E" rounding into a horizontal por tion E4. At its outer end the portion E4 is ex tended having an obliquely inclined portion E5, a horizontal portion E6 and a down-turned por tion E". There is also, preferably an obliquely 45 extending ?ange E8 for reinforcing the ‘upwardly offset portion. A pair of these bracket members E is used for each saddle, the brackets being ar ranged upon opposite sides of the ridge and of suf?cient height to support the member B above the upper plane of the roof. The upwardly offset portions E6 are also sufficiently above the portions E4 to provide clearance for the depressed rib B’ in the member B. The member B is secured to the brackets by bolting the depending ?anges 132 thereof to the depending ?anges E" of the brackets, as indicated at F. The brackets are rigidly secured to the roof by welding, as indicated at G. The construction as above described can be manufactured at low cost, the two bracket mem bers being exact duplicates, and as arranged have their laterally offset portions extending in op posite directions. The construction also has the advantage that it does not form pockets for the lodgement of cinders. A further advantage is 10 that the length of weld required for attaching and sealing the two brackets is very much less than would be required were the entire width of the saddle to be welded to the roof In Figure 4 a modi?ed construction is shown 15 for attaching the brackets to a non-welded roof. In this the adjacent roo?ng sheets H and H’ are provided with upstanding ?anges and a seam cap I covering the same and riveted thereto. The brackets E are attached to the side of the seam 2o cap by rivets J, but otherwise the construction is the same as previously described. What I claim as my invention is: 1. A running board saddle comprising a pair of spaced members adapted to be separately se- 25 cured to the roof on opposite sides of the ridge thereof, each member comprising a vertically ex tending portion located in a plane transverse to ' the roof, a laterally offset portion and a hori zontally extending portion which is symmetrical 30 with respect to the plane of said vertical portion, and a plate member extending between and se cured to said bracket members having its op posite end portions supported thereon. ‘ 2. A running board saddle comprising a pair 35 of like bracket members adapted to be separately attached to the roof on opposite sides of the ridge, each bracket member having a vertically extending portion in a plane transverse to the roof, a laterally offset portion above said vertical 40 portion and merging into a horizontally extending portion which is symmetrical with respect to the plane of said vertical portion, the outer end of said horizontal portion being upwardly offset and terminating in a down-turned ?ange, a pressed 45 sheet metal plate supported on said bracket mem bers and extending therebetween transversely of the roof, said plate having a depressed reinforc ing rib and horizontal portions at opposite ends thereof which rest upon the upwardly offset por- 50 tions of said bracket members thereby providing clearance for said depressed rib, said plate also having down-turned end ?anges adjacent to the down-turned ?anges of said bracket members and secured thereto. 55 2 2,131,174= 3. The combination with a car roof having ad attached to the roof on opposite sides of the jacent roo?ng sheets with turned ?anges welded , ridge, each bracket member having a. vertically ex to each other, of a running board saddle compris tending portion in a plane transverse to the roof, ing a pair of bracket members spaced from each a laterally’ offset portion above said vertical por other on opposite sides of the ridge of the roof, tion and merging into a horizontally extending each bracket member having a portion extending ~return-bent portion which is symmetrical with vertically in the meeting plane of said roo?ng sheets with its lower end engaging a recess pressed into the ?anges of said sheets and being secured by welding, said bracket also having a portion above said vertical portion laterally o?’set from the plane thereof and return-bent to form a hori zontally extending portion, said horizontally ex tending portion having its outer end extended to form an upwardly offset portion terminating in a down-turned ?ange, and a pressed sheet metal plate to which the’running boards are directly at respect to the plane of said vertical portion, the outer end of said horizontal portion being up wardly offset, and a pressed sheet metal plate sup ported at its opposite ends on said upwardly offset 10 portion of said bracket members, said plate hav ing a depressed reinforcing rib terminating ad jacent to said upwardly o?set portions of said bracket members and clearing the horizontally extending return-bent portions thereof. 5. A running board saddle comprising a pair of spaced bracket members having portions lo tached, said plate extending between and being cated in a common vertical plane extending trans supported upon said bracket members having down-turned end ?anges adjacent to the down turned ?anges of said bracket members and bolted thereto, said plate resting upon the upwardly offset portions of said bracket members and hav ing a depressed reinforcing rib which clears’ the horizontal portions of said bracket members. 4. A running board saddle comprising a pair of like bracket members adapted to be separately versely to the roof, each bracket member having a portion laterally offset from said common plane, I and a return-bent portionin a horizontal plane which is symmetrical with respect to said ver tical plane, and a plate member extending be— tween said bracket members and supported there on, said plate being also symmetrical with respect to said common plane. DAVID W. HAWKSWORTH.