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 Collection: Texas Patents
Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for automatic car-coupling for passenger and freight cars.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: February 21, 1888
Creator: King, Charles R.; Aten, Aaron P. & Floyd, William B.
Description: Patent for an improvement to automatic car couplings with detail description and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Woolsey, Charles Alexander & Woolsey, William Wesley
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the trip-block pivoted on the upper side of the same, the trigger secured to the upper side of the draw-head, and the spring bearing on the trip-block" (lines 82-86).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination of the draw-heads provided with forwardly-projecting portions having curved faces and notches in the rear thereof, bails pivoted centrally on vertical pins passing through the center of the draw-heads, springs exerting a rearward pressure on the rear ends of the bails, and chains secured to the forward ends of the bails to move them in opposition to the pressure of their springs" (lines 78-87).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 23, 1889
Creator: Bonner, Whitmill J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the crossed levers, the bail extending over the same, the spring secured to and extending between said levers, and the latches carried by said levers" (lines 3-6).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Wash, Thomas Henry & Wash, Nathan Robert Hodge
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in a link-guide support "pivoted to the underside of the car, the link-guide pivoted to the front end of the support, the spring arranged between the guide and the support, the yoke secured to the car, and the spring supported by said yoke and bearing against the link-guide support" (lines 1-6).
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Car Coupling

Car Coupling

Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Gillespie, Charles W.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Car couples. This invention "relates to automatic car couples, and more particularly to that class known as " swing-pin" couples" (line 11 - 13).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 15, 1884
Creator: Hathaway, Charles L.
Description: Patent for an improved device used to connect rail cars, including illustrations and descriptions of how the new coupling works.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Franks, William H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "to provide a coupler . . . capable of being manipulated from the top or side of freight-cars and from the side or platform of passenger-cars" (lines 8-12). It consists, "with a draw-head provided with an upwardly-extending post, and a lever fulcrumed in said post, of a lock-link consisting of a horizontal body portion and a hook-extension at its rear end, and a lift-link provided with a nose at one extremity, the opposite extremity being pivoted to the lever and the nose pivotally connected with the forward end of the lock-link" (lines 55-64).
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