Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Harrington, Charles
Description: Patent for improvement in car-coupler particularly to that known as “swing-pin.” This is how it works “a pin comprises a pin proper whose upper end is connected by a chain with the front end of the arm on a horizontal rod. The body of this pin passes through a catch, from which it may be removed.” (Lines 40-45) “The catch has a transverse pin and a rounded upper edge, terminating in a shoulder at its front end and a tongue at its rear end.” (Lines 46-49) Illustration is included.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Harrington, Charles
Description: Patent for a new and useful baling press, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 21, 1890
Creator: Whatley, Richard I.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide means for raising the catch to release it from either side or from the top of the car, and holding it in such raised position" (lines 8-12). It consists, "with the draw-head and the catch pivoted therein and having tip extended vertically through the front end thereof, of eyes in said draw-head, a wire frame journaled in said eyes and having forwardly extending arms above and beneath the body of said catch, and means . . . for turning the frame in said eyes" (lines 85-93).
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful tire tightener, including instructions and illustrations.
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Combination-Tool.

Combination-Tool.

Date: December 12, 1899
Creator: Prinzing, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and useful combination tool, including instructions and illustrations.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: August 29, 1893
Creator: Harrington, Charles
Description: Patent for a baling press for hay that is meant "to provide a press and suitable power for operating the same, and to so construct said press as to double the capacity of the ordinary pres, that is to form two bales at one time, the press being operated by the same power; and, furthermore, to provide means for conveniently transporting the same when desired" (lines 10-17).
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Barrel Truck.

Barrel Truck.

Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: Williams, William Preston
Description: Patent for a new and improved barrel cart. This design "is to provide an improved barrel rack or truck which can be conveniently and easily loaded and transported from place to place; to provide means for assisting in loading the barrel or receptacle on the truck and for retaining the same on the truck against danger of accidental displacement while the truck and its contents are being moved or transported, and to provide an improved truck which shall be very simple, strong, and durable in construction, thoroughly effective in operation, and cheap and inexpensive of manufacture" (lines 14-26).
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Ferriott, Charley L.
Description: Patent for a new invention to improve tire-tighteners."Provides a simple, inexpensive, and efficient device capable of firmly engaging a felly and a spoke and adapted to be readily adjusted to tighten a tire" (lines 12-15) and includes specifications and illustrations.
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Car Wreck: Two Killed

Car Wreck: Two Killed

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a car wreck near Barlett, August 17, 1957. Two were killed in the wreck.
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Bartlett Wreck

Bartlett Wreck

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a traffic wreck near Bartlett, April 1956, with a truck going off a narrow bridge. Vehicle identified as late 1940's Ford Truck.
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