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TRUSLOW & GOODRIDGE,
NEW AND OLD RAILS,
Fish Bars, Rail Chairs, Spikes,
GENERAL RAILROAD SUPPLIES.
Hot and Cold Pressed Nuts, Bolts and
New York City.
English & American
H. V. & H. W. POOR, 57 BROADWAY,
VIBBARD, FOOTE & CO.,
40 BROADWAY and 53 NEW ST.,
STEEL AND IRON
Foreign and Domestic Manufacture
Dealers in every Description
PATENT COMPENSATING FISH-JOINT,
VERREE & MITCHELL,
No. 939 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia,
Combines more Advantages than any Fish-Joint heretofore introduced.
This Joint is made of two heavy bars of wrought iron, or cast steel, eighteen inches in length, or any other desired length, fitted to the side of the Rail and secured by four three-quarter inch bolts, with four malleable cast-iron cups and washers, and a gum ring two inches in diameter and half an inch thick in each cup.
The value of gum to absorb jarring motion is well known, but when the pressure is as great as that required to secure the ends of Railroad Ralls, some device or method by which to prevent the gum from being forced out from under the washer, when subjected to increased pressure, is indispensable. The Patent Compensating Fish-Joint secures that effect and enables Railroad managers to apply all the force and pressure desired.
Where this Joint is securely fastened by screwing the nut upon the washer and gum in the caps with a lever three feet in length, it makes a perfectly tight joint, and thus secures what Railroad managers have long desired—a continuous Rail, with suficient elasticity in the gum to relieve from and compensate for the sudden jar, and at the same time allow for expansion and contraction by heat or cold.
We claim that this Joint absorbs the vibratory shock given by the wheels in passing over the ends of Rails, thereby preventing fracture; and we have yet to hear of the first Rail having broken with our Joint on it.
We confidently claim for Pratt's Patent Compensating Fish-Joint :
That it makes the best and cheapest form of fastening, requiring no plate or chair underneath the foot of Rail.
That it is safe and secure, and prevents the numerous accidents resulting from loose or broken Rails.
That it requires no slotting or punching of the flanges of the Rails, and thas avoids the great difficulty and danger of the fracture of all-steel Rails at such points.
That it can be applied in repairing and relaying Rails with the least trouble and delay.
That the materials are indestructible, and make a PERFECT AND CONTINUOUS RAIL, thus securing what has long been desired, and what all previous experiments have failed to attain.
The manufacturers can supply these Joints complete in all their parts, ready to be fastened to the ends of the Rails with dispatch.
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