Tony writes: "If you really think this about Jay Gould, you need to read
Maury Klein's bio of Gould, which explodes many of the tired and
inaccurate jibes directed at Jay for decades."
I strongly agree, Klein's book is a must read.
As to the question at hand, there might not have been a "Gould Standard",
but boy oh boy were some of those cabooses built with similar features.
MP, Wabash, T&P, D&RG and WP all had cabooses of similar design, although as
others have said, they were not Model "T's" rolling off a production line.