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The prin ciple of the modern automatic sight is made clear in figs.

The essential change from the link and pin to the automatic coupler is in the outboard end or head of the draw-bar.

These latter pass to automatic weighing machines, which drop them, in quantities of 1 cwt., into wooden boxes of uniform measurement, made to contain that weight; and the boxes are then conveyed to the storehouse, ready for sale.

- Automatic Coupling for Freight Cars (U.S.A.).

The Murray automatic system was designed specially for dealing with heavy traffic on long lines.

- Theory of the Automatic Sight.

Voters are registered biennially, and every five years there is an automatic redistribution of seats on a voters' basis.

The improvements in gun mountings mentioned above led the way to the introduction of the automatic sight.

This arrangement is only partly automatic, since it often happens that when two cars are brought together to couple the knuckles are closed and must be opened by hand.

An automatic sight based on the Italian sight was tried in 1878-1879.

At that time a member of the Association referred to the disappearance of automatic couplers which had been introduced thirty or forty years before.

This form of automatic coupler has now gained practically universal acceptance in the United States.

It was found impossible to make the Morse ink writer so sensitive that it could record signals sent over land lines of several hundred miles in length, if the speed of transmission was very much faster than that which could be effected by hand, and this led to the adoption of automatic methods of transmission.

It was found impossible to make the Morse ink writer so sensitive that it could record signals sent over land lines of several hundred miles in length, if the speed of transmission was very much faster than that which could be effected by hand, and this led to the adoption of automatic methods of transmission.

Another form of coupler, which used to be universal in the United States, though it has now been almost entirely superseded by the automatic coupler, was the " link and pin," which differed fundamentally from the couplers commonly used in Europe, in the fact that it was a buffer as well as a coupler, no :side buffers being fitted.

The engines were built on the Worsdell and Von Borries plan, and were fitted with an ingenious startingvalve of an automatic character to overcome the difficulties of starting.

obtained from various persons automatic script affording important new material for investigation and which prima facie supports the spiritualistic hypothesis.

This body pursued the subject with more or less diligence, and in 1884 laid down the principle that the automatic coupler should be one acting in a vertical plane - that is, the engaging faces should be free to move up and down within a considerable range, in order to provide for the differences in the height of cars.

Automatic couplers resembling the Janney are adopted in a few special cases in Great Britain and other European countries, FIG.

An automatic sight is a sight connected in such a manner with the elevating gear of the gun, that when the sight is directed on the water-line of a target at any range the gun will ---- have the proper quadrant g B elevation for that range.