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Car-Brake

Description: Patent for an invention that relates to innovations and improvements to railroad car-brakes.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Boyers, Thomas Albert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Car-Brakes" (lines 6-7) relating to a railroad brake operating mechanism, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1912
Creator: Klasing, Augustus Frederick
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Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for invention relating "to improvements in automatic car-couplings" (lines 9-10) for railroad cars.
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Priddy, Miles C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the transverse beam of the truck, of the levers pivoted to the under side of the same, the brake-shoes, the pitmen connecting the brake-shoes with the levers, the straps secured to the beam, the retaining-rods having their ends pivoted to the pitmen and the straps, and devices for operating the levers" (lines 94-101).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Mayer, Charles
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Car Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car wheel. This design "consists in the combination, with a railroad-car axle having wheel-bearings of equal diameter throughout their whole lengths, of wheels the peripheries of which are provided with central flanges dividing each into two treads, the said wheels adapted to be pressed on the said bearings aforesaid, and to be removed therefrom, reversed, and again pressed thereon whenever the wear of the first tread shall render the same necessary" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Melvin, Josiah W. & Clute, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric car-brake. This design "consists in a car-brake formed of a pinion attached to the car axle, the pinion taking in a ratchet-wheel provided with a projecting pin, that enters into the slots of a wheel provided with a sleeve, upon which the brake chain is wound, which sleeve can be moved on the axle by means of a lever that is actuated by a rod passing into a helix connected with a battery to the locomotive" (lines 11-19).
Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Conover, Philip Vorus
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improvement to car couplings which would "obviate the necessity and its attendant danger of going between the cars" (lines 17-18) including an illustration.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Ahrenbeck, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-truck.

Description: Patent for trucks for railway-cars "of simple and durable construction the parts of which are connected together without the use of bolts" (lines 10-12).
Date: February 26, 1901
Creator: Rouy, Gustave
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Baby Eagle

Description: Photograph of the Baby Eagle in the parade, Second Street, Taylor, Texas. Called the Baby Eagle,this train is half the size of the Missouri Pacific Line's Eagle trains. Featured in the Rodeo Parade, August 1956.
Date: August 1956
Partner: Taylor Public Library

The Baby Eagle

Description: Photograph of the Baby Eagle in Rodeo Parade, Main Street, Taylor, Texas, on July 24, 1958. This is a half-size version of the Missouri Pacific Line's Eagle Trains.
Date: July 24, 1958
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Car Uncoupling Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved uncoupling device for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head provided with a vertically-movable coupling-pin support and lifting frame, a spring holding the coupling-pin support in raised position, a catch for holding the pin-support in lowered position, and a lever mechanism for releasing the catch and effecting the uncoupling of a car" (lines 7-14).
Date: December 11, 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 "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 Truck.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-truck. This design "relates to railway-car trucks; and it consists in providing the axle inside the wheel with a supplementary journal and shoulder and a supplementary journal-box supported above the inside journal by the truck-frame, said supplementary journal-box being immediately over the inside journal and arranged so as to support the truck on the inside journal should the outside journal become broken or inoperative by means of a hot box or otherwise" (lines 10-20).
Date: September 11, 1888
Creator: Tull, Francis Shalis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door for railroad cars. This design consists in "a car having a door-opening, top and bottom tracks, and perpendicular door-posts, one post provided with a series of recesses in its side next to the opening and the other having recesses in its outer side or side nearest the end of the car . . . the door sliding on said tracks and having forwardly-projecting cleats on its front edge to enter the recesses in the first-named post, and provided on its inner side at its opposite end with cleats projecting toward its front edge to enter the recesses in second-named strip" (lines 83-95).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Goelet, Edward B.
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 Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-brake. This design consists in "the combination of the swinging arms arranged in front of the wheels, the curved brake-shoes pivoted at their front ends to the lower ends of the arms, and the swinging slotted links connecting intermediate points of the brake-shoes to a stationary part of the car, whereby the free end of the shoe is capable of a swinging movement independent of the links" (lines 76-84).
Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
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 Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department