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The Bishop Car-Coupler was a special steel blade with a wood handle used by railroad brakemen and switchmen for coupling and uncoupling cars with particular couplers. The original patent for this device was obtained by Goodwin O. Bishop of Hannibal, Mo. On December 6, 1881. J.B. Sheehan used this one while he worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1884.

Creator: M. M. Buck & Company
Date: between 1881 and 1884

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Item Number: 220905
KSHS Identifier: 1917.22.0

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