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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Description: Patent for "car-couplers of the link-and-pin type which couple automatically and are provided with unlocking-levers operated from the top and side of a car, and designed to avoid the necessity of passing between the cars to couple or uncouple the same." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Robertson, Isaac N.
Description: Patent for "car-couplings; and the object is to provide an improved automatically-tripped pin-supporting mechanism, and also to provide an improved device for holding the link in proper position for coupling, whereby the couplers of adjoining cars may be arranged to interlock automatically before coming together, thus avoiding the extreme danger incident to coupling cars." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Yarnell, Leon, J. & Schmidt, Joseph H.
Description: Patent for automatic car-couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-coupling.

Car-coupling.

Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Smith, Thomas Henry.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car coupling of the Janney type that increases "efficiency in service and enable[s] an operator at the side of the train to readily and with safety set the improved car-coupling to disconnect it from another of the same style" (lines 11-14), including instructions and illustrations.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 11, 1881
Creator: Upson, Bolivar J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved design for freight car coupling. This design calls for a sliding block, with the assistance of metal pins, to lock the link between two freight cars firmly in place. This eliminates the possibility of accidental disconnect.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design calls for two u-shaped metal pieces, one narrower than the other, each with eyes at their ends. A metal rod, which doubles as a handle, threads the eyes, connecting the pieces and allowing for the two loops to butterfly; one car can be bound to each of the loops with a metal pin.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "hollow draw-head provided with a horizontal chamber, a vertical pin-hole near the forward end of said chamber, and a slot in the lower part of said draw-head opening into said chamber, of a sliding latch mounted in said chamber and provided with a lip projecting beyond the outer end of said latch and curved downward as shown, and with a groove on the lower side of said latch, of a pivoted arm engaging in said groove, and a weight integral with said arm and wholly inclosed within said slot and adapted to move said sliding latch forward beneath the lower end of the pin when the latter is raised" (lines 5-18). A coupling pin is mounted in the pin-hole.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Orr, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a pin-and-link car-coupling that allows "cars to be readily coupled and uncoupled without going between them, and by which a link may be readily guided into the mouth of a draw-head without necessitating a person going between the cars" (lines 11-16). It also has a durable link lifting or guiding device.
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