Car Coupling.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a device for automatically coupling the cars to which it is attached and which can be uncoupled without requiring the brake[person] to go in between the cars, and when uncoupled the coupling will stand uncoupled till thrown back in gear" (lines 13-19). It consists in "the combination of two similar draw-heads, each provided with buffers and a longitudinal slot therein, and a buffer-bridge and two rounded beveled and projecting loops, and a connecting-pin with rounded or ball head . . . and a gravity key" ... continued below

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[2], 3 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Seley, William W. November 18, 1890.

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Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a device for automatically coupling the cars to which it is attached and which can be uncoupled without requiring the brake[person] to go in between the cars, and when uncoupled the coupling will stand uncoupled till thrown back in gear" (lines 13-19). It consists in "the combination of two similar draw-heads, each provided with buffers and a longitudinal slot therein, and a buffer-bridge and two rounded beveled and projecting loops, and a connecting-pin with rounded or ball head . . . and a gravity key" (lines 79-87).

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[2], 3 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 440,726, dated November 18, 1890. Application filed May 12, 1890. Serial No. 351,546. (No model.)"

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  • November 18, 1890

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  • November 18, 1890

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  • May 12, 1890

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Seley, William W. Car Coupling., patent, November 18, 1890; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth172528/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.