Re: DF ????????
Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
Posted by: "Tony Thompson" walter kierzkowski wrote:
A lot of the Auto Parts box cars (That Ford designed) had that "DF" in
True, but the emblem appeared at least as early as 1955, wellDF was a trademark of General American which I believe had the original patent for belt rails with interlocking bars across the car. Evans also was involved - don't recall its relationship with GA. The generic term used by the railroads, which you will see in the ORER and car service directives, is "load-protective device". That term also applied to the vertical inside door type devices, pne of which was the tradmark "Compartmentizer".
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