Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "provide[s] a car-coupling, which in the event of a car running off the track and tipping over, will automatically uncouple; also, [it] provide[s] a coupling-pin which will be locked down by reason of the strain thereon when the cars are in motion; also, [it] provide[s] certain improvements in the details of construction of the coupling" (lines 8-15).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Fowler, Joseph C. January 10, 1882.

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  • Fowler, Joseph C. Fowler, J.C., of Houston, Texas, assignor of one-half to Sinclair Taliaferro, of same place.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "provide[s] a car-coupling, which in the event of a car running off the track and tipping over, will automatically uncouple; also, [it] provide[s] a coupling-pin which will be locked down by reason of the strain thereon when the cars are in motion; also, [it] provide[s] certain improvements in the details of construction of the coupling" (lines 8-15).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 252,292, dated January 10, 1882. Application filed November 25, 1881. (No model.)"

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  • January 10, 1882

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  • January 10, 1882

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  • November 25, 1881

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Fowler, Joseph C. Car Coupling., patent, January 10, 1882; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170281/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.