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Mar 14 1885

[Receipt of Patents, seal affixed]
[Written vertically next to commissioner's signature:] Exd. F.C.T.

Received for record March 14 1885 and recorded in [Ibor??] V.32 page 316, of Transfer of Patents.

In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the Patent Office to be hereunto affixed.

R.Y Drenforth
Acting Commissioner.


Whereas, I, William Dunn, of New York, in the City, Country and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Car Couplers1; and

Whereas, Calvin B. McQuesten, of the City, Country and State of New York, is desirous of acquiring an interest in said invention, and in the letters patent to be obtained therefor:

Now, therefor to all whom it may concern, be it known that for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar, to me in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I, the said William Dunn, have sold, assigned and transferred, and by these presents do assign, sell and transfer unto the said Calvin B McQuesten, the full and exlusive right to the said invention, and to the letters patent that may be granted therefore, as fully set forth and described in the specification of the application for letters patent executed by me on the same day as this assignment prepatory to obtaining letters patent of the United States therefore; and I do hereby authorize and request the Commissioner of Patents to issue said letters patent to said Calvin B. McQuesten, as the assignee of my entire right in and to the

[document is incomplete]

1 The designer of the couplers, William Dunn, had borrowed money from Isaac to cover the costs of manufacturing models and travelling so that he could sell his patents but never made much of a profit. In December 1883 he had promised to repay Isaac $600 or else hand over his patents and models as compensation and it appears as though he was forced to do the latter. See W2554a for more on Dunn and his business with the McQuestens.

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