Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to hook-and-catch couplers for railroad cars; and it consists in making one which will automatically drop by turning in the quadrant of a circle as soon as the draw-heads of two cars strike together" (lines 15-19).
Date: January 21, 1890
Creator: Shelburn, Cephas C.
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