Ohio Brass railway specialties Illustrated

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 17, no. 302, p. 147, col. 1


Trade Notes & Novelties

AND MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT.


OHIO BRASS COMPANY RAILWAY SPECIALTIES.

 

The accompanying illustrations show some new devices for electric railway work, just being introduced by the Ohio Brass Company of Mansfield, Ohio. Figs. 1 and 2 represent Wood's adjustable two and three way switch. The tongues of this switch being pivoted in the body admit of a wide range of adjustment, and it can be used equally well for a right hand, left hand or Y turn out. The two way style will answer for all turn outs, which makes it very convenient for new work. The three way switch is substantially the same as the two way except that the pan is made broader to admit of the use of three tongues. In fastening the short end of the trolley wire in the switch no soldering apparatus is required. The wire is laid in the tongue and the clamping pieces at the ends are hammered down over it and held in place securely to a lug on the tongue of the switch. This also acts to fasten the tongue at the desired angle.

 

FIG 1.  WOOD'S TWO-WAY SWITCH.
Fig 1. Wood's Two-Way Switch.

 

FIG. 2.  WOOD'S THREE-WAY SWITCH.
Fig. 2. Wood's Three-Way Switch.

 

FIG. 3.  THREADED TROLLEY SPLICER.
Fig. 3. Threaded Trolley Splicer.

 

FIG. 4.  FEED WIRE SPLICER.
Fig. 4. Feed Wire Splicer.

 

The threaded trolley splicer is shown in Fig. 3. To make a splice the ends of the trolley wire are threaded with a small die furnished for the purpose, and the thimbles are then screwed on and fit into the recesses in the coupler. The two parts of the coupler are then screwed into each other making a strong compact splice but a trifle larger in diameter then the wire itself.

The feeder wire splicer, Fig. 4, can be used as a permanent or temporary connector. The halves of the splicer are placed over the abutting ends of the bare wire, and the nut is then screwed on the tapered ends. These are slightly corrugated on the inside to securely clamp the wire. If a permanent splice is desired solder can be poured through a slot provided for this purpose. A joint made in this way is but a trifle larger than the wire and is of low resistance and great strength.

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Keywords:Ohio Brass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 21, 2011 by: Elton Gish;