Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a shaft journaled at its lower end in the ordinary draw-bar and at its upper end in a bracket . . . and in the combination therewith of a brace . . . adapted to support the lower end of said shaft, a hook placed between the brace and the draw-bar, and a spring surrounding the shaft and arranged to hold the shaft and hook normally . . . It also further consists in . . . the hook, . . . a spring-actuated uncoupling-rod extending ... continued below

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

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De May, Eugene A. July 26, 1887.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a shaft journaled at its lower end in the ordinary draw-bar and at its upper end in a bracket . . . and in the combination therewith of a brace . . . adapted to support the lower end of said shaft, a hook placed between the brace and the draw-bar, and a spring surrounding the shaft and arranged to hold the shaft and hook normally . . . It also further consists in . . . the hook, . . . a spring-actuated uncoupling-rod extending through a bracket . . . and a retaining-latch. . . adapted to hold the said rod in a retracted position" (lines 22-37).

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

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 367,197, dated July 26, 1887. Application filed June 3, 1887. Serial No. 240,118. (No model.)"

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  • July 26, 1887

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  • July 26, 1887

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  • June 3, 1887

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De May, Eugene A. Car Coupling., patent, July 26, 1887; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171590/: accessed August 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.