US 1545806 A
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J. C. WHITRIDGE GAR COUPLING DEVICE July 14, 1925.
Filed NOV. 23, 1925 @Hoz wuts mally in the transverse vertical plane of the knuckle and having their slots widened at their centers to permit release ofthe cross bar after removal-of the knuckle from the coupler head; p
3. In a device of thecharacter set forth, the combination with a coupler head having' headed studs on its sides, of links engaged with said studs and laterally expanded midway their ends whereby to clear the heads of the studs, a cross bar between the outer ends of the links, headed studs on the ends of the cross bar engaged in the links, and
. means normally preventing Vdisengagenlent 15 of the studs and the links. f
- 4. In a device ofthe character setvforth,
the combination of a coupler head provided with headed studs at respective sides and.
having a knuckle, of across bar provided with means for engagement of a hook coupler andhaving headed studs vat its ends, and slotted links connecting the studsV of the coupler head withv the studs of-the cross bar and'ihaving cent-ral enlarged portions, said slotted links being so proportioned relatively to the coupler head and cross bar that the devices-cannot be applied to or removed Vfrom the coupling head Without removing the knuckle of the latter.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. y A
JOI-IN CLIFFORD IVHITRIDGE. e Witnesses:
WILLIAM JAY BENNETT, a `vFRED IVINDON EisnLs'rniN.