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" The term is almost synonymous with truss. Thus, engineers speak of a "Howe truss," a "Pratt truss," a "Warren girder," and a " lattice girder." The distinction is that a truss consists of separate parts held together by pins, or even simply by pressure,... "
Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice - Page 59
1895
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Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice

Railroad cars - 1881
...pressure merely on their points of support."—Stoney. The term in this country is often used synonymously with truss. Thus, engineers speak of a "Howe Truss,"...Truss," a " Warren Girder," and a " Lattice Girder." The term truss is never applied to a plate-girder, so that the distinction seems to be that a truss always...
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