It will be noted, first, that the pedestals or standards, Figs. 2 and 13, are built with machined bearing surfaces at the bottom where they are bolted to the bed plate, or base, which has already been detailed in Plate H. The upper part of the pedestal is cast hollow so as to form a receptacle for oil, an oil gage, Fig..5, being placed on the outside so that there is constant indication of the oil level.
The bearing cap must, of course, be arranged so that it holds the bearing proper solidly in place, and this cap, as will be noted from the plate, Fig. 1, is bolted to the bearing pedestal. Thus, it is an easy matter to remove the cap and open up the bearings at any time. It will be seen that holes, Fig. 3, are provided in the top of the cap, which can be used for inspecting the oil rings to see if they are revolving properly and are carrying oil to the bearings.
It will be noted that the castings for the bearings, pedestals, caps, etc., are somewhat complicated, and complete information is given in the drawings so that the pattern maker can make proper patterns and core boxes for producing these castings. A number of half-sections on the main drawings and enlarged sections of cap and foot details, oil gage, and oil holes are necessary for this work in order to show the exact shape of all the different parts of the casting.