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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a new rail joint to be secured to a rail having "the lower portion of its web and its base flange terminate a short distance beyond the end of the rail" (lines 28-30), including illustrations.
Date: July 8, 1913
Creator: Reed, George W.
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Railroad Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail joint for railroads. This design "relates to railroad-rail joints; and it has for its object to construct, without the use of bolts, nuts, and fish-plates, a joint which shall be cheap, durable, and possessed of great strength and rigidity" (lines 19-23).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Tatum, Paul
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for the "improvements in rail joints, the object being to so construct and arrange the meeting ends of two railway rails as to provide interlocking members..." (lines 8-12). The patent includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: April 14, 1914
Creator: Evans, James B., Sr.
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for the addition of interlocking extensions onto the ends of railway joints. The interlocking extensions make bolts and nuts unnecessary and provide a snug fit, which eliminates both lateral and longitudinal movement.
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Free, Andrew
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Rail-Joint

Description: Patent for an improvement in rail joints, including illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
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Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail-joint. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a railroad-rail having notches in its flanges, of a fish-plate composed of a single piece of metal adapted to embrace the flange and web of the rail, said fish-plate being plain on one side and provided on the other side with ribs, perforated lugs projecting from the ribs at the ends of the fish-plate, said fish-plate being provided with perforations on one side to align with notches in the rail-flange, and notches in the other side out of alignment with the rail-flange" (lines 3-14).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Davis, Benjamin Franklin
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Railway-Rail Support and Coupling.

Description: Patent for improved combined railway rail supports and joints that increases the efficiency and utility of such devices. Eliminates the need of employing additional bolts or other fastening means.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Acker, Charles C.
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for rail-joints that are a "firm and secure support for the abutting ends of rails to maintain their treads in the same horizontal plane and prevent them from being mashed down at the ends" (lines 13-17). This makes train passengers more comfortable and lengthens the rail's and the fish-plates' lives, and makes fish-plates more stable.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Wambaugh, Mahlon W.
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Railroad-Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a specialized railroad joint that has a "novel combination of a T-shaped splice rail" (lines 12-13) in combination with other parts, "connected with downwardly-curved truss-bolts passing through the vertical member of the splice-rail in such matter as to hold all of the parts firmly together..." (lines 19-23).
Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Trammell, Jefferson D.
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Rail Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint. This invention allows for the secure fastening of the ends of rails. Illustration included.
Date: November 14, 1905
Creator: Roberts, Elbert
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Rail Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Date: April 6, 1909
Creator: Ritchey, Andrew M. & Shane, Robert C.
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint, which will be brought closer together when more weight is put on it.
Date: March 31, 1908
Creator: Bailey, John P. H.
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a new design of rail joints in which headed bolts and wedge plate have keyhole slots, including with illustrations.
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Park, Henry J.
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Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint, which does need bolts to fasten it together.
Date: December 7, 1909
Creator: Perkins, Wallace P.
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Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a combined nut lock and washer for use on railroad track joints.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Garner, William R.
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