Improvements in and relating to Brakes for Railway Vehicles.

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26,081. Parker, J. Dec. 20. Stopping trains.-Relates to means for simultaneously applying the ordinary wagon hand brakes from the locomotive or guard's van, or automatically if a train divides. The brake lever a is supported in its 11 off " position by a pin b on the arm c carried by the shaft e having flats by which it may be retained in certain positions by the spring h. The arm c is connected to the guided continuous chain j and has a pin m. Should the chain be pulled by design or as the result of a coupling parting, the arm c assumes one of the positions shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1 and assists the falling lever a to apply the brakes. The shaft e may have handles c<1> c<2> at its other end. In the form shown in Fig. 5, the brake lever a has a turned-up end a' slotted to receive the pointed end of a sliding bolt p carried by the chain j. In a modification, the bolt p, Fig. 6, has a cranked portion r which passes through a slot s in the arm a<1>.

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