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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: Hodges, Clemont Clay
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of the transverse pivot-pin in the top of the draw-head, the coupling-pin provided with a longitudinal slot engaging said pivot-pin, and the weights mounted on said pivot-pin and adapted to bear on the end of the link" (lines 76-81).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: February 4, 1890
Creator: Thompson, James Alfred M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupling link having a slotted spring-head adapted to hold the link in a draw-head by frictional contact therewith, and arranged and adapted to permit a coupling-pin to pass through the slots in the said link and its spring-head" (lines 48-53).
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Millican, Joel W.
Description: Patent for an improvement of car coupling design so as to be automatic so that it can couple and uncouple without needing a person to move from car to car that can be used alongside pin and link couplings (lines 11-16).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: June 29, 1884
Creator: Myers, Newton J.
Description: Patent for an improved car coupling that is automatic and safer than regular couplings.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 7, 1882
Creator: Nelson, John B.
Description: Patent for an improved car coupling, including illustrations. "This invention relates to an improvement to car coupling, having for its object to effect the coupling of cars with facility and without danger to the operator, the coupling operation being performed automatically, and without requiring the passing of the operator between the cars" (lines 10-15).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Mitchell, William A.
Description: Patent for "...certain new and useful Improvements in Car-Couplings..." (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: December 6, 1892
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for "invented certain new and useful Improvements in Car-Couplers" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
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Car Coupling

Car Coupling

Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Faubion, John Sr.
Description: Patent for a new coupling mechanism that will automatically couple railway cars together without human assistance.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: November 14, 1882
Creator: Blackley, George I.; Nicholson, John I.; Holloman, Harvey A.; Reedy, Thomas C. & Beezley, Anderson J.
Description: Patent for improvements to car-coupling using a vertically-moving pin for locking the cars together.
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