Image 17. Cold Straightening with press and hammer
face. This is a new method which does away with the
narrow "gag" by substituting a broad hammer face
which delivers a distributed, instead of a concentrated,
blow upon the rail.
Details scanned from the original print:
a. Overall image
b. Detail Of Straightener
c. Details Of Machine
d. Gears & Belts
e. Detail - Bates Machine Co. (also a Joliet firm)
f. Straighteners Face
g. Comparison with U.S. Patent No. 1,314,877
by George Langford, Sr.