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Number: 213/109
Name: Railway draft appliances > Couplings > Counterpart > Interengaging hooks and knuckles > Horizontally swinging > Janney type
Description: A type of coupler now used on the railroads of this country and known as the Janney type, which consists essentially of a coupling head having a guard arm on one side and an angular knuckle pivoted to the other side thereof, one of the legs of the knuckle being the coupling part and the other the knuckle tail, and means to lock the knuckle in coupling position. This means usually engages the knuckle tail. More highly developed couplers of this type have additional features, as is indicated by some of the subclasses indented hereunder.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
213/110 Always in coupling position 0
213/111 Auxiliary and emergency 3
213/151 Contour 8
213/157 Detachable ears 0
213/139 Gravity locks 4
213/154 Guard-arm construction 4
213/149 Horizontally sliding locks 2
213/150 Horizontally swinging locks 0
213/152 Knuckle and head interengagement 6
213/155 Knuckle and knuckle pins 23
213/115 Knuckle openers 2
213/156 Knuckle-pin bottom retainers 6
213/158 Lifter and lock-hole closures 0
213/114 Pinless knuckles 0
213/113 Plural-tailed knuckles 0
213/159 Uncoupling devices 10
213/153 Vertical disengagement prevention 6

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7497345 Apparatus for railway freight car coupler knuckle Mar. 3, 2009
5954212 Lightweight knuckle for a railroad car coupler Sep. 21, 1999
5582307 Railway car coupler knuckle Dec. 10, 1996
4976362 Pulling lug for railway vehicle coupler Dec. 11, 1990
4605133 Coupler knuckle Aug. 12, 1986
4438855 Railway coupler shelf chamfer Mar. 27, 1984
4398641 Inversion protection for railroad car coupler Aug. 16, 1983
4391380 Rail car coupler interlock Jul. 5, 1983
4206849 Tail portion for railroad car coupler knuckle Jun. 10, 1980

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