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 Collection: Texas Patents
Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Ashford, Thomas Gresham.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform . . . having a spring buffer and a projection adjacent to and to one side of the buffer . . . the catch pivotally secured below the same and having a series of coupling shoulders on one side, the spring, and the stop arranged to act upon the side of the catch from which the coupling shoulders project" (lines 89-98).
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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: June 5, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to an improvement in car-couplings, and has for its object to provide a coupling by means of which the link will be held up and guided into the draw-head, and the coupling-pin held in position to be coupled and automatically thrown into engagement with the link" (lines 7-13).
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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: 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: June 28, 1892
Creator: Callaway, William H. & West, Charles C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is in couplers adapted to use a link of ordinary form and to be so set that coupling may be automatic or not, as desired" (lines 15-17). It consists, "with the draw-head having lugs upon each side of the same, of the vertical coupling-pin, the pivoted pin-supporting arms arranged to contact with the lugs, and tripping arms adapted to be operated by the centering-link and throw the arms from the lugs" (lines 23-29).
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: January 10, 1893
Creator: Huguley, Job C.
Description: Patent for car coupling in which the coupling is improved upon so that it is "positive and certain in operation, simple in construction, interchangeable in parts, durable in use, cheap in manufacture, and not liable to become deranged or inoperative by rough usage or by the exterior influences of weather and other conditions" (lines 10-15).
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: January 10, 1893
Creator: McDade, James
Description: Patent for a car coupling that improves their construction by "providing a link which may be readily directed to the draw-head of a car to be coupled without necessitating going between cars" (lines 12-14).
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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: June 17, 1890
Creator: Bullock, Henry Purnell
Description: Patent for a new and improved design concerning automatic car couplings that is novel in the some of its parts.
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