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Car-Seat.

Car-Seat.

Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Goelet, Edward B.
Description: Patent for improvement in regular car-seating (not baby car-seat) by enabling the seat to recline “like an ordinary sleeping-coach without the necessity of the upper berths required in a sleeping-coach.” (Lines 45-48) Illustration is included.
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Car Seat Recorder.

Car Seat Recorder.

Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K. & Burke, John Y.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-seat recorder. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the following elements: a car-axle, the depressible car-seat, and the recording apparatus arranged alongside the seat and consisting of friction feed-wheels, a paper strip, meshing spur-gears, and a puncturing device arranged vertically, a lever which operatively connects said seat and apparatus, and gearing which connects the latter with the axle, whereby movement of the car operates said apparatus and enables the record to be made by slitting the strip when the seat is depressed" (lines 22-33).
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Car-Shading Adjuster.

Car-Shading Adjuster.

Date: July 28, 1896
Creator: Smith, Earl W.
Description: Patent for a car-shade adjuster in passenger-coaches of street-cars that allows shades to "be raised or lowered at will and held firmly in any desired position" (lines 18-19). It is set in tracks in the window frame, held in place by springs, and bearings to keep friction between the shade-roller and track.
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Car Truck.

Car Truck.

Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Beaumont, Franklin, Jr.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-truck. This design "consists in providing the lateral guide-wheels with long axles which are inclined at an angle of about forty-five degrees to the ordinary truck-wheels, and in providing the bolsters of the truck with a central opening, and otherwise constructing the same with a view to attachment of such inclined axles" (lines 17-24).
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Car Truck.

Car Truck.

Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Tull, Francis Shalis
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-truck. This design "relates to railway-car trucks; and it consists in providing the axle inside the wheel with a supplementary journal and shoulder and a supplementary journal-box supported above the inside journal by the truck-frame, said supplementary journal-box being immediately over the inside journal and arranged so as to support the truck on the inside journal should the outside journal become broken or inoperative by means of a hot box or otherwise" (lines 10-20).
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Car-truck.

Car-truck.

Date: February 26, 1901
Creator: Rouy, Gustave
Description: Patent for trucks for railway-cars "of simple and durable construction the parts of which are connected together without the use of bolts" (lines 10-12).
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Car-Truck Bolster.

Car-Truck Bolster.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Maher, John N. & Wheless, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a car-truck bolster "made of cast steel or malleable iron, cast in one piece, and provided with a plurality of corrugations running longitudinally or in an approximately longitudinal direction along the girders which form the sides of the said bolster" (lines 15-20).
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Car Uncoupling Device.

Car Uncoupling Device.

Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved uncoupling device for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head provided with a vertically-movable coupling-pin support and lifting frame, a spring holding the coupling-pin support in raised position, a catch for holding the pin-support in lowered position, and a lever mechanism for releasing the catch and effecting the uncoupling of a car" (lines 7-14).
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Car Ventilation.

Car Ventilation.

Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
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Car Ventilator.

Car Ventilator.

Date: October 11, 1887
Creator: Tull, Francis Shalis
Description: Patent for a new and improved car-ventilator. This design consists in "an eduction pipe arranged lengthwise of the car" (lines 103-104). It further consists in a casing "at the end of the pipe, the fan-wheel mounted upon a shaft within said casing, [another] casing arranged adjacent to the [first] casing, a fan-wheel arranged within [a third] casing upon an extension of the shaft, and valves in the eduction pipe, to be opened and closed by the air" (lines 1-7).
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