Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "an ordinary draw-head provided with the usual pin-and-link coupling [that] can be readily and cheaply adapted for use as an automatic coupling. The invention consists in the combination, with a slotted draw-head and a coupling-pin swinging therein and provided with pivotal supports or trunnions, of a vertically-projecting and axially-rotatable guide loop or staple arranged on each side of the pin-slot and adapted to hold the pin from being jolted out of the draw-head, and to permit its withdrawal" (lines 9-20).

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

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Garrett, Jackson B. July 13, 1886.

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  • Garrett, Jackson B. Garrett, J.B., of McGregor, Texas, assignor of one-half to Alfred I. Folsom, of same place.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "an ordinary draw-head provided with the usual pin-and-link coupling [that] can be readily and cheaply adapted for use as an automatic coupling. The invention consists in the combination, with a slotted draw-head and a coupling-pin swinging therein and provided with pivotal supports or trunnions, of a vertically-projecting and axially-rotatable guide loop or staple arranged on each side of the pin-slot and adapted to hold the pin from being jolted out of the draw-head, and to permit its withdrawal" (lines 9-20).

Physical Description

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

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 345,498, dated July 13, 1886. Application filed March 18, 1886. Serial No. 195,714. (No model.)"

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  • July 13, 1886

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  • July 13, 1886

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  • March 18, 1886

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Garrett, Jackson B. Car Coupling., patent, July 13, 1886; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171300/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.