Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the link having a hooked front end, the lever, spring between the front end of the lever and the link, slide-bar pivoted to the rear end of the lever, the spring-actuated latch on the said bar, having the pin thereon to engage in a socket in the bottom of the car, and the retractile spring at the outer end of the lever" (lines 11-19).

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

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Stovall, John David & Whittington, William Calvin September 27, 1887.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the link having a hooked front end, the lever, spring between the front end of the lever and the link, slide-bar pivoted to the rear end of the lever, the spring-actuated latch on the said bar, having the pin thereon to engage in a socket in the bottom of the car, and the retractile spring at the outer end of the lever" (lines 11-19).

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

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 370,499, dated September 27, 1887. Application filed April 25, 1887. Serial No. 236,076 (No model.)"

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  • September 27, 1887

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  • September 27, 1887

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  • April 25, 1887

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Stovall, John David & Whittington, William Calvin. Car Coupling., patent, September 27, 1887; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171638/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.