Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "for automatically coupling cars of various heights, and also to provide devices for uncoupling the cars without the necessity of going between them. [The] invention consists in a spring-pressed hook attached to or formed upon a rock-shaft extending to the top of the car, and provided with a hand-wheel, by which it may be turned. It also consists in the combination, with the hook, of a rod connected thereto and extending to the side of the car, for uncoupling the car from the ground" (lines 16-27).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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De May, Eugene A. June 7, 1887.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "for automatically coupling cars of various heights, and also to provide devices for uncoupling the cars without the necessity of going between them. [The] invention consists in a spring-pressed hook attached to or formed upon a rock-shaft extending to the top of the car, and provided with a hand-wheel, by which it may be turned. It also consists in the combination, with the hook, of a rod connected thereto and extending to the side of the car, for uncoupling the car from the ground" (lines 16-27).

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[2], : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 364,494, dated June 7, 1887. Application filed March 17, 1887. Serial No. 231,281. (No model.)"

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  • June 7, 1887

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  • June 7, 1887

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  • March 17, 1887

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De May, Eugene A. Car Coupling., patent, June 7, 1887; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171548/: accessed August 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.