Comments: November 23, 1897

Wow! Your name is attached to trains. That's the penultimate of cool.

Posted by Jim at November 23, 2005 05:46 PM

It sounds kind of kinky to it's some kind of sex toy. The Jenny Coupler.

Posted by Paul at November 23, 2005 07:44 PM

Sounds like the name of a dating service with a limited clientel.

Posted by Tuning Spork at November 23, 2005 08:23 PM

Well, my name is not Jenny. And my dad said they're just called "couplers" now. :-(

Posted by Jennifer at November 23, 2005 09:18 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Jenny-err...ferr... Jennifer!

Yeah, that's the ticket...

Posted by Tuning Spork at November 24, 2005 11:33 AM

There is, at least among model railroaders, a tendency to call them "knuckle couplers".

One of the explanations for the phrase "The Real McCoy" references another railroad item designed by a black man, an automatic oiler. Altho not truly integrated in those days, railroading offered more opportunities for minorities than many other industries.

Posted by triticale at November 27, 2005 05:10 PM