Patent issued for ‘link-lifter’ to couple railroad cars

HISTORY train Luray

December 19, 1889Mr. F.G. Grove, son of Mr. John P. Grove, has patented an ingenious device, known as a “link- lifter,” to be used by train men for coupling cars, which greatly lessens the danger of his work.

The patent is No. 417,023 and was issued Dec. 10. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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