Latch couplers?

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Latch couplers?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 11, 2001 9:33 PM
Could anyone please tell me who invented the Prewar Lionel so-called latch couplers?
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Posted by Algonquin on Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:06 PM
Hi Lou,

Mario Caruso invented the "latch" coupler for Lionel in 1924. At the time it was called the "Automatic" coupler. It picked up the name "latch" sometime later.

Tim P.

P. S. I guess this is for one of those trivia questions. Good luck.

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