Leadership

A RELIABLE BRAKE.

Issue 20 and Volume 36.

A RELIABLE BRAKE. The most important thing in fire apparatus is having it in perfect control. Going at a high rate of Speed and at times down steep grades, unless a strong and safe brake is ready for immediate use, there is no telling what accidents may happen. In the accompanying illustration is shown a double brake invented by George H. Bardsley, 1328 Race street, Philadelphia, the merits of which are well known to fire chiefs throughout the country. As will be seen, the operation of this appliance is very simple; the double brake being applied at once by the simple process of applying the lever, which operates a rope connecting the two brakes and an immediate catch on the wheel is effected. ‘I his appliance may be used on trucks and hose wagons at present in service, and, wherever used, it has never failed to work in the most…

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