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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "composed of the draw-heads having bars and forward cross-bar, and beveled on its outer end, and provided with slot above [the] bar, the coupling-bar pivoted at its rear end between [the] bars, and enlarged . . . immediately in advance of said pivot, and provided near its outer end with an opening, and the hook pivoted to and depending from the coupling-bar" (lines 78-86).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Schofield, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is of "an automatic car-coupling pin that can be adjusted and used for coupling cars having the ordinary draw-bars and coupling pins" (lines 10-13).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Reid, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide improved devices whereby the cars may be automatically coupled; and further, to provide improved devices for this purpose which shall be simple in construction and thoroughly effective in operation" (10-16).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 28, 1884
Creator: Pritchett, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head, of an upright or standard secured thereto, a lever pivoted to said upright or standard, a coupling-pin pivoted to said lever, a flat spring secured to the underside of the draw-head and extending outwardly beyond the same, and a chain connecting said lever and spring" (lines 16-22).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 16, 1884
Creator: Jourde, Alfred John
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be so constructed as to couple the cars automatically as they are brought together, and one which will securely hold the cars coupled, and yet allow a free movement of the same in turning curves" (lines 9-15).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head provided with a flange upon one of its sides, ways for securing said draw-head in place and allowing it a longitudinal movement, an abutment which is secured to said ways upon one side, a hook which is pivoted in the draw-head on the side opposite to the flange, which hook is provided with a weight for keeping it normally closed, and which has a notch formed upon its pivotal end, and a latch which is pivoted to one side of the draw-head" (lines 64-74).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 13, 1885
Creator: Bywater, Joseph K.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupler, the coupler having at its forward end a loop or link, hook, and connected rigidly with the ball or any suitable device moving in a passage" (lines 78-81).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Rye, Edgar
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupling constructed with a draw-head having a vertically-ranging and inwardly-tapering link-socket and a horizontal hole to receive the coupling pin, in combination with a coupling-link tapering from the middle toward the end . . . [and] . . . crossing the socket, and a coupling-pin adapted to said hole and to the coupling-link, and connected to [two] lever[s] [and a] link . . . and [one of] said lever[s] extending to the side of the car" (lines 39-52).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Schairer, John Jacob
Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and safe car-coupling that will not accidentally uncouple, and can uncouple without the operator stepping between the cars. It "consists principally of a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead and provided with cam surfaces, and an arm mounted to swing and adapted to engage the said cam surfaces to open and close the knuckle" (lines 14-18). The coupling can also couple cars of different heights.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
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