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Car Brakes History

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Auto_Accessories_Car_BrakesThe first braking systems were used on horse transport. Horse carriage could have high speed, however, horse itself could not stop the vehicle. The first mechanism slowed the wheel by hand lever or system of levers. A wooden block, sometimes – with leather surface, pressed directly to the wheel rim and slowed it. In wet weather it was ineffective, in addition, the spread of rubber tires made it simply impossible, because the rubber should be erased quickly in such construction.