Date: February 20, 1883
Creator: Hawkins, William A. & Hawkins, Charlie S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is of a car-coupling with a bumper having recesses and slots, "having [a] lip and transverse inner wall, the hook pivoted therein, the bumper, the stirrup suspended beneath the bumper, vertical rods or connections, levers pivoted in suitable bearings on the car-roof, locking-plate, and the [additional] levers" (lines 1-6).
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