Fig. 49 shows a bearing stand with the cap and boxes removed. There is little of special note to discuss in regard to this, beyond calling attention to the general nature and type of the piece illustrated. The design is characteristic of pedestals and bearings found about stationary engines of large size. Such parts are usually massive and heavy in their proportions, with well-rounded corners and smooth outline. The closed-box form of casting affords maximum strength with good distribution of material, and at the same time conveys to the eye the effect of a solid piece throughout.
Fig. 49. Detail of Bearing Stand with Cap and Boxes Removed.