An Electric Light Lantern

1893 Scientific American  
This tie, patented by Mr. Samuel McElfatrick, of Princeton, Ky., has but little metal, but the metal is so disposed as to make the tie very strong and yet admit of its being cheaply rolled. The tie may be quickly placed in position to support the rails and hold them firmly in place without the use of bolts or spikes. McELFATRICK'S METALLIC RAILWAY TIE.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican06171893-373b fatcat:gt337ltix5em7oh3q4lm2qcrym