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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design calls for two u-shaped metal pieces, one narrower than the other, each with eyes at their ends. A metal rod, which doubles as a handle, threads the eyes, connecting the pieces and allowing for the two loops to butterfly; one car can be bound to each of the loops with a metal pin.
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-couplings

Description: Patent for "an automatic car-coupling, that may also be readily coupled with the common pin-and-link and other couplings, and be adjusted without going between the cars, so as to avoid all danger" (lines 14-18).
Date: August 24, 1875
Creator: Harper, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for automatic car-couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Yarnell, Leon, J. & Schmidt, Joseph H.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Sherrill, John G.
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Automatic Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic car couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Pettes, Moses M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Thompson, George C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Riley, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to an improvement in car-couplings, and has for its object to provide a coupling by means of which the link will be held up and guided into the draw-head, and the coupling-pin held in position to be coupled and automatically thrown into engagement with the link" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 5, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consist[s] of a draw-head having a spring-actuated sliding piece projecting into the draw-head, with a shouldered end therein, and a hole adapted to register with the coupling-holes in the draw-head, a coupling-link having yielding slotted pieces pivoted at its ends above slots in the ends of the link, and a coupling-pin with reacting spring mounted in a frame having a winding-drum, and a rope connected with the coupling-pin, the latter projecting through and engaging the sliding piece and link" (lines 76-87).
Date: July 24, 1888
Creator: Griffith, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the trip-block pivoted on the upper side of the same, the trigger secured to the upper side of the draw-head, and the spring bearing on the trip-block" (lines 82-86).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Woolsey, Charles Alexander & Woolsey, William Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "hinged jaws, draw-bars provided with a pin-hole . . . the jaws acting to support the pin until forced apart by the link, a hinged lever, a plate pivoted to said lever, said pin being attached to said plate, and an operating chain or rod connected to said plate for raising said pin" (lines 29-36).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Carley, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists of "a yielding draw-head having a horizontally-moveable coupling-pin and a pivoted lever connected to said pin, of a rotatable latching-plate connected with said lever by a rod or chain, a spring for acting on the pin-lever, and a spring-catch for engaging the latch-plate, said catch and latch-plate being disengaged by the pressure of the draw-head in the act of coupling, thereby releasing the retracted coupling-pin and allowing it to automatically engage the opposite draw-head" (lines 14-24).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head having a slotted top and a recessed bottom, of a transverse slotted bar journaled in bearings, one end being extended for the attachment of a handle, and the headless coupling-pin having the reduced or flattened portion to permit of its ready insertion and withdrawal from the transverse bar" (lines 73-80).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Dial, Augustus A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the coupling-hook supported therein and having a limited longitudinal movement, the front edge of said hook being formed with inclined faces . . . and a vertical face arranged to engage proper faces in the draw-head, the forward movement of said hook being limited by [the] inclined faces . . . and vertical face, and its backward movement of bolt or stud and its upward movement by engagement of [one] surface with [another] surface" (lines 93-103).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a coupling for air-brakes, of the movable arm having the recess or socket, and the pivoted arm having the shoulder or offset adapted to fit the recess and provided with the [other] arm to direct the said shoulder or offset to the said recess when the coupling-arms come together, the said shoulder and recess forming the terminals of the air-pipes at the ends of the cars" (lines 92-100).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination, with a draw-bar, a sliding box, a movable eccentric secured therein, a coupling-rod, and a pivoted locking-jaw, of a locking-plate secured to said box and adapted to lock the jaw against movement" (lines 84-89).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Zedler, Fridrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "in combination with the jaws . . . which are arranged to move laterally and simultaneously . . . each having two side hooks combined with the bar and springs . . . the levers, shaft, pulleys, and the chains which pass over the pulleys and connect the rollers with the jaws" (lines 86-96).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Neal, Adam Sylvester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Car Uncoupler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car uncoupler. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling adapted to hold two cars together, of an uncoupler comprising a lever pivotally connected to the car, a weight supported on the car and connected to said lever, and a connection between the weight-operated lever and the coupling for operating it, to separate the cars upon the dropping of the weight" (lines 4-11).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Flett, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design has for its object "to provide a coupler which may be used in connection with an ordinary pin-and-link coupler, or with a novel form of draw-pin formed especially for use in connection with the coupler . . . the object of the invention being to so arrange the parts that cars may be automatically coupled and uncoupled without entering the spaces between the ends of the approaching cars" (lines 8-17).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: Flett, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: 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).
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "to provide a novel car-coupling pin and means for operating the same to automatically couple cars through the medium of ordinary links without the use of triggers located within the draw-head . . . The invention consists, essentially, in a vertically-movable coupling-pin adapted to rotate axially in the pin-hole of the draw-head, and having a wing or lug for supporting it in its elevated position, combined with a yielding draw-head having a vertical slot to receive the wing or lug and a shoulder to support the same" (lines 8-22).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Power, Kelsey L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department