Self-acting Brake for Vehicles

1849 Scientific American  
has invented a' beautiful self.acting Brake 'for vehicles, which must prove of great value ror wagons in hilly countries or those who have to drive teams down steep declivities. It con Bists of a lriction brake which by shifting a pin acts at once upon the face of the fore and back wheels by being ooerated by the pole and reach of the wagon, by the animals attach ed to the wagon. At some future period there will be a very extensive mountain trade with the elevated regions of Mexico and Cali
more » ... ia, and lines of railroads leading to the oldel' portions of these States. In that case this brake will become of immense val \le, and the years are not fdr distant when this will be the case. Measures have been taken to seeure
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican06091849-300 fatcat:74yzlob73vezzlrbpawrvgxqx4