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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: October 6, 1896
Creator: Schneider, Adolph F.
Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that features "a solid block at the back part of the draw-head, which when coupling the cars will come far enough back to hit the solid part in the draw-head and prevent the bent spring from breaking." (Lines 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Description: Patent for "car-couplers of the link-and-pin type which couple automatically and are provided with unlocking-levers operated from the top and side of a car, and designed to avoid the necessity of passing between the cars to couple or uncouple the same." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Robertson, Isaac N.
Description: Patent for "car-couplings; and the object is to provide an improved automatically-tripped pin-supporting mechanism, and also to provide an improved device for holding the link in proper position for coupling, whereby the couplers of adjoining cars may be arranged to interlock automatically before coming together, thus avoiding the extreme danger incident to coupling cars." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling

Car-Coupling

Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Yarnell, Leon, J. & Schmidt, Joseph H.
Description: Patent for automatic car-couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-coupling.

Car-coupling.

Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Smith, Thomas Henry.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car coupling of the Janney type that increases "efficiency in service and enable[s] an operator at the side of the train to readily and with safety set the improved car-coupling to disconnect it from another of the same style" (lines 11-14), including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupling that is designed to be operated from either side of the car. The danger of an operator passing between cars to couple or uncouple the cars is avoided in this invention, and the coupling can be adapted to couple cars that have draw-bars to unequal height. The coupling can be manually operated if wished.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Orr, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a pin-and-link car-coupling that allows "cars to be readily coupled and uncoupled without going between them, and by which a link may be readily guided into the mouth of a draw-head without necessitating a person going between the cars" (lines 11-16). It also has a durable link lifting or guiding device.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive car-coupling that improves on the pin-and-link car-couplings and "will be capable of coupling automatically and which may be readily uncoupled without going between cars" (lines 13-15). After the car has been separated, this coupling automatically puts its parts in position to be re-coupled. It also enables a "flying kick" to be transmitted to the car.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Epps, Charles
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
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