Electric Car Brake.

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Patent for a new and improved electric car brake. This design "consists in a combination . . . of a friction-wheel mounted on a laterally-adjustable vertical shaft, provided at its upper end with a beveled cog-wheel, engaging with a beveled cog-wheel on a horizontal shaft, journaled in the under side of the car-floor, on which horizontal shaft is loosely mounted a worm, which engages with a worm-wheel mounted on [a] shaft . . . when this worm is locked on the shaft . . . the brake-chain will be wound on the shaft of the worm-wheel, and the brakes will ... continued below

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Conover, Philip Vorus September 26, 1882.

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Patent for a new and improved electric car brake. This design "consists in a combination . . . of a friction-wheel mounted on a laterally-adjustable vertical shaft, provided at its upper end with a beveled cog-wheel, engaging with a beveled cog-wheel on a horizontal shaft, journaled in the under side of the car-floor, on which horizontal shaft is loosely mounted a worm, which engages with a worm-wheel mounted on [a] shaft . . . when this worm is locked on the shaft . . . the brake-chain will be wound on the shaft of the worm-wheel, and the brakes will be applied" (lines 10-23).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 265,023, dated September 26, 1882. Application filed August 8, 1882. (No model.)"

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  • September 26, 1882

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  • September 26, 1882

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  • August 8, 1882

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Conover, Philip Vorus. Electric Car Brake., patent, September 26, 1882; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth170416/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.