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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Bass, Alonzo T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings, more especially of that class known as 'swing-pins;' and the object of the invention is to provide a swinging weight which will press the pin normally into operative position, and which will also support the link" (lines 7-12).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Richardson, Samuel T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupler having a hook formed thereon . . . an open recess in the rear thereof, pins or projecting supports adjacent to the recess . . . a trigger pivoted to the coupler and projecting beyond the hook, so as to support the link . . . independent of the coupler and adapted to pass over the hook" (lines 64-75).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Godsey, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide means for setting and supporting the pin and link of the ordinary car-coupler, so that cars will be automatically coupled when brought together; and it consists in a frame or holder for the coupling-pin and a frame or holder for the coupling-link" (lines 11-17).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Burns, John Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design's "objects are, first, to couple cars of various altitudes; second, to couple the cars automatically; third, to uncouple from the top or side of the car; [and] fourth, to dispense with pins" (lines 16-20). It consists in a "draw-head [that] is provided with an elastic cover having a link-lifting arm secured thereto, a lever for oscillating said cover, performing the duplex function of disengaging the link and permitting its egress, a sloping projection from the base of said draw-head engaging the link on contact, and the bent link" (lines 51-58).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: Epperson, Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design relates "especially to that class known as 'gravity-pin supports;' and the object thereof is to provide improved means for supporting the pin so that it can be operated from the top of the car, or so that it will drop automatically when two cars come together" (lines 9-14). It consists, "with the coupling-pin and a supporting-arm pivotally connected to the draw-head and to the upper end of said pin, of a weight carried by said arm, and means . . . for supporting said weight and for tripping it" (lines 6-12).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: Seley, William W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a device for automatically coupling the cars to which it is attached and which can be uncoupled without requiring the brake[person] to go in between the cars, and when uncoupled the coupling will stand uncoupled till thrown back in gear" (lines 13-19). It consists in "the combination of two similar draw-heads, each provided with buffers and a longitudinal slot therein, and a buffer-bridge and two rounded beveled and projecting loops, and a connecting-pin with rounded or ball head . . . and a gravity key" (lines 79-87).
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Car - Coupling.

Car - Coupling.

Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Parks, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupler.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 19, 1889
Creator: Jones, Ithamer M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination, with the coupling-head provided with a central tongue and a socket on each side of the tongue, and the forwardly-projecting spring-actuated hooks pivoted to the said head, with their rear ends abutting against the bottoms of the sockets and provided with beveled front edges of the coupling-socket provided with catches for the said hooks to engage with automatically, and the vertical spindle journaled in the central tongue and provided with flexible connections wound upon it" (lines 86-97).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Whiting, Louis Rossell
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling.
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Car - Coupling

Car - Coupling

Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Chance, Ransom M.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in car-couplings. This design "relates to car-couplers of the pivoted-hook type" (line 11 -12).
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