Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
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SOME OMAHA CARS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THIS VIEW ALSO SHOWSTHE SHOP SPRINKLERS IN PLACE 1096 STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. [Vol. XXIX. No. 25. rem.oved from the lathe. About twenty minutes is re-quired to groove an armature and dress it up. BABBITING BEARINGS Babbit for bearings is melted in a Motts gas furnace pot of the type used in newspaper offces for melting type metal. It has been found exceedingly well adapted to the work. Commutator end bearings are babbited l.v ■ i^HBpi^^ ^1^^ ^31 ^^■i^^^^^^^l^^^^HilKizM BB^ r<^.^, -;.-^^fl^^^^^^B^BIPw^^ B v^ ^4-<if^8^^ ^m^^^ ^K^ •~-.m^m ^^ ^ ..—^^^^^^ iT■^■■■■ LOCKER AND WASH ROi IM FOR OMAHA SHOPMEN means of the usual type of apparatus, consisting of amandrel supported in a cast-iron base. One of the illus-trations shows the device used in babbiting split bearings.
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PAINT-MIXING CAGE IN OMAHA SHOPS A half mandrel, with ridges for cutting out the oil ways,is bolted on each side of a place supported on a cast-ironbase. After two bearing shells have been placed over thehalf mandrels enclosing shells are clamped over them. THE MILL ROOMThe mill room is provided with a complete equipmentof machinery for building cars. The equipment consists of a hollow mortiser, lo-in. Hermance molder, 26-in. planer,universal woodworker, shaper, tenon machine, cut-off andrabbeting machine, combination cut-off and rip saw anda band-saw. THE PAINT SHOP At the present time a portion of the paint shop is beingused as an erecting shop. Mention has already been madeof the arrangement of the sprinklers in this room. Carsare washed in one corner of this shop over a concrete floorwhich has proper slope for drainage. A portable wire cageserves as a paint mixing room. The cage is 10 ft. x 12 ft.square and the wire is 2-in. mesh. A cage of this type wasdesigned largely because it
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Tagged: , bookid:streetrailwayjo291907newy , bookyear:1884 , bookdecade:1880 , bookcentury:1800 , booksubject:Street_railroads , booksubject:Electric_railroads , booksubject:Transportation , bookpublisher:New_York___McGraw_Pub__Co_ , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries , bookleafnumber:1113 , bookcollection:smithsonian