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Axle Box.

Axle Box.

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Barnes, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved self-oiling axle box. This design utilizes a sleeve with several small, oil-filled holes to be placed between the spindle and the axle box, which lubricates the machine and reduces friction. A nut keeps the spindle and axle box together.
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Axle-Box.

Axle-Box.

Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Casto, Tony Lo
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable wheel-axle box that is "adapted to contain a supply of lubricating material and constructed to feed the same continuously to the axle-spindle to prevent overheating, and furthermore, to provide means for preventing ingress of dust" (lines 9-14).
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Axle Box.

Axle Box.

Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Hobron, Charles B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box. This design "relates to that class of axle-boxes in which anti-friction devices are employed for enabling the wheel to revolve on the axle with as little friction and wear as possible. [The] invention consists in providing anti-friction rods or rollers arranged between the axle and the vehicle-hub, and held in place in an improved manner" (lines 8-16).
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Axle Box for Locomotives.

Axle Box for Locomotives.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Carlson, Frank August
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box for locomotives. This design "has relation to self-adjusting wedges for axle or driving boxes for locomotives, and has for its objects to produce a wedge that is controlled by a spring, which can be readily and easily adjusted for removing the pounding and lost motion between the axle-box and pedestal" (lines 11-17).
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Axle Box for Locomotives.

Axle Box for Locomotives.

Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Chase, Ransford T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-box for locomotives. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pedestal, of an axle-box mounted to slide vertically in the said pedestal, a second axle-box mounted with one side in a bearing in the said pedestal, and a connecting-rod secured to the last-named axle-box and pivotally connected with the first-named axle-box" (lines 67-73).
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Axle Lubricator.

Axle Lubricator.

Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Keller, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the barrel or reservoir, its piston, and screw of the passage leading up from the top of the barrel-chamber, and the tube passing through the axle-collar and into a cavity of the axle arm" (lines 92-97).
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Axle Lubricator.

Axle Lubricator.

Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Hawkins, Andrew Jackson & Allen, Sam Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the tube having the threaded outer end, of the cap threaded to close said end, and the shank or stem carrying the conical plug at its lower or inner end, and screw-threaded to work through a threaded perforation of the cap, a shoulder being provided on the stem or shank at the base of the threads, operating to cause the unscrewing of the cap by the continued turning of the shank or stem" (lines 80-89).
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Axle-Lubricator.

Axle-Lubricator.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Miller, William J.
Description: Patent for an axle lubricator that continuously lubricates an axle through a hollow nut in the end of the hub bushing, and the oil cup can be refilled easily and without removing the wheel.
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Axle Lubricator.

Axle Lubricator.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Good, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design "consist[s] of a box provided with bearings in which the axle works, and with a cellar below the said bearings for the reception of the waste for containing the lubricant; [and] . . . of a frame in which the box fits, . . . being provided with screws for elevating or depressing the box, whereby it may be kept always in contact with the axle . . . The object is to produce an axle or journal lubricator . . . [that] will keep the bearings of an axle or journal shaft thoroughly lubricated at all times, thereby preventing the same becoming heated and swelling" (lines 14-35).
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Axle - Nut.

Axle - Nut.

Date: November 23, 1897
Creator: Collins, Corties
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Axle-Nuts for wagons and carriages.
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