Patent Model - Car-Coupling

Maker and role
Madison Lorraine, Patentee
Charles Aubin, Patentee
Production date
Aug 30 1887
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Object detail

Wood, brass, iron
4 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 3 1/2" (10.8 x 31.1 x 8.9cm)
Lorraine and Aubin's patent makes "a vertical-plane coupling free from complicated parts, locking by means of a simple automatic gravity-pin, requiring no adjusting and made in one piece; to make a vertical-plane coupling in which, when the coupling-head is unlocked and released, said coupling-head, by reason of its own weight, will turn outwardly and open, and thus automatically set itself in position to effect a coupling with a similar opposing coupling-head, which may be either open or closed..." (Patent Number 369,195)
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