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    • B61G1/00Couplings comprising interengaging parts of different shape or form and having links, bars, pins, shackles, or hooks as coupling means
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(No Model. I J. C. SOULEYRET. 7
CAR. COUPLING.
No. 509,144 PatentedNomZl, 18,93.
Witmeooe 'V/ W W UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JEROME GASIMIR'SOULEYRET, OF ALPINE, KENTUCKY.
CAR-COU PLING.
SPECIFICATION formingpext of Letters Patent No. 509,144, dated November 21, 1893. Application filed September 2, 1893. $erial1lo.484|632. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JEROME CASIMIR Sou- LEYRET, a citizen of the United States, residing at Alpine, in the county of Pulaski and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gar-Couplers; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a car-coupler in which the coupling pin shall be held up out of the way when the cars are uncoupled, but automatically dropped when the cars come together.
The nature of myinvention will be described below, and pointed out in the claims.
- Figure l is a plan view. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a central vertical section. Fig. 4 is a detail of sliding plate;
Like letters refer to like parts.
A is the link and B is the draw-head.
O is a rigid rod having at its outer end a head or enlargement b provided witha recess 0, and near its inner end with a collar D, between which and the inner end of the drawhead is a coiled spring E. By this means the draw-head has a play of an inch or more on said rod G, and when the cars are uncoupled the draw-heads are held in the same position outwardly. On the top of the draw-head is a sliding plate F provided with a rod G screw threaded at the top so as to be rigidly fastened to the plate by a nut. From said rod a horizontal, curved spring H extends to a cleat L, which projects above plate F and is strongly fastened to the top of the draw-head. Plate F is recessed at d, or slotted, so as to move freely by cleat L, and the latter is cutaway at e so that the plate can move inward, and at fto givethe spring H a seat for its free end. Oleat L has an opening 9 for the coupling pin M, and the outer end of recess d in plate F terminates in a semi-circular cut away h. When the cars are uncoupled the spring E tends to draw plate F rearwardly.- Thus when pin is pulled up the cut away h is drawn into the circular groove in in the lower end of the pin, and the latter held from moving up or down. The rigid shoulder Z on the pin is to prevent it from falling through the draw-head and getting lost. In order that rod G may have proper play the top of the draw-head is slotted at r. Collar D prevents the draw-head from going back farther than the desired distance, at the same time,
afiording a seat for spring E.
The operation is as follows: When the drawheads come together they move back against the spring one inch or more, or according to the adjustment made. Rod G then strikes against the rear of recess 0 in head I) which causes rod G to be pushed outward in slot 1 one quarter of an inch or more. The plateF is also carried forward, the force of the spring H being overcome. The pin M, which had been held up by the interlocking of the cut away h and circular groove is, is now released and falls inside of the link, which has been previously properly entered. To uncouple, the pin is simply drawn up again, when the spring H will draw semi-circular recess h of plate E into groove is, and the pin will be held up until coupling again occurs.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination with a rigid rod O,constructed substantially as shown, of a movable drawhead provided with a sliding plate, adapted, substantially as described, to lock the coupling pin when raised andto release it when the cars cometogether, as set forth.
2. The combination with rigid rod 0 having head b with recess 0, of a movable drawhead, the cleat or guide L, the recessed, sliding plate F having rounded portion h for engaging with the groove k of pin M, depending rod G, and a spring E for moving said plate rearwardly when the draw-head is released from inward pressureor the coupling pin is lifted, as set forth.
In testimony Wh ereofI affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JEROME OASIMIR SOULEYRET.
Witnesses: f
J NO. E. ROBERTS, N. D. STIGALL.
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