vThe Objects obtained by this invention: Y l. all of which diliiculties are overcome by using this spring bearing. in Which. clear. adjustable blocks. inside of the casing that separates the paddle-box room from the inside of the'vessel. FRANCISCO. Figure 2 is a longitudinal elevation. 1. and where the present so-called spring bearings are located This spring bearing is arranged to bev supported by the rubber' springs and screws. in the State of Cali foi-nia. K.GEORGE. GLUYAS. and combined with the rubber springs E. and injurious to both machinery and the hull. ’dated January 8. air-holes to the rubber springs. reference being had to the annexed drawings. IMPROVR'D BEARING rvoR ‘sHArrs or srRAusuIrs. enclosing the adjustable blocks B.. It enables the engineer to graduate the lifting strain at any moment while the machinery is in motion. and with less friction thanthe ordinary bearing now in use. elastic or rubber springs. 4the “tremor” and “jar” that are so unpleasant to travellers. is_ i The-arrangement of the framev A. and desire to secure by Letters Patent.” _ ` v ' _ 2. CLUYAs.” over the frame of the hull. in one case. substantially as . bythe vessel changing her form either by the settling or raising of her guards. rubbers and screws above the shaft. . F. as in AiigQNo. as. screws to adjust the `proper pressure on the shaft. 61. ` ` . a showing the frame and braces. By the use of this rubber spring and its accompanying parts. GEORGE‘ K..005. A .. centre bearing pillow block. making a part of this specification. with the 'advantages to be derived by its use. Figure 3 is a transverse section. as the construction' of vessels and space arohnd the shaftsimay admit of. being either over or under the shaft.JOHN Ropenns . by suspending the shaft by its'end bear ings. or any other portion of the vessel. . and is set on the side of the Steamship or. it being at all times-adjustable and flexible. of San Francisco. on the centre bearing. tro ALL WHOM 1r MAY CONCRRN: Be it known that I.. OF SAN. and about the middle of the length of the shaft. ' Y l ‘ . K. _ ‘ Y I do not claim independently the use ofthe rubber or elastic material. or'of the jack or other screws. slides. and._ » As regards the construction. i ' . throwing the weight of shaft. ‘Entert @anni fmt making gaat nf tige tame. and for its operation and advantages I would say that this spring bearing is both adjustable andy elastic. and causing the shaft to work smoothly. H. front elevation with the. I. ilanges. and is intended more particularly for a middle support for shafts of side-wheel steamships and steamboats. GLUYAS„ NE1L BARR.___ ‘mit 'ârlgrîmle referat tu it tiges. with wrought-iron bands on their ends. adjustable screws F. where the space below theshaft does not admit of using the arrangement.and improved centre or spring bearing. `thereby injuring the íibre of the iron in using the machiuerywhile under that undue strain. ` f v A is the frame. and I do hereby declare that the following is Aa full. 1867. on the “covering piece. It prevents any undue strain upon the shaft. Figure 4.steamboat. are fully overcome. have invented a new. thereby neutralizing all this unpleasant feeling._ GEO. What I claim as my invention. p Witnesses: . Sto.~ as readily as when at “ rest. .ffies. allowing -the shaftJ to “sag.~ and the concussion of the paddles on the Water. county of San Francisco. '13. CALIRORNLA‘> ' Letters Patentllïo. _ 3. end blocks `for slides. I will proceed to describe its construction and operation. _ _ ' To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention..” or by'settling of the guards. and exact vdescription of the construction and operation ofl the same.@mirth _ faire getest . G. the drawings are marked and lettered so that any mechanic can construct the machine by reference to the same. guided by the slides @fand the blocks D.' Figure 1 is a front elevation. arms. section of shaft. . E. C. called-an “Adjustable Spring Bearing" for Steamship or Steamboat Shafts. the rubber springsyielding to the irregularities ofthe motion of the machinery.set forth for the purpose specified. D. and may be made of either wood or iron.