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HYDRAULIC FRICTION-DISK WHEEL BRAKE MECHANISM

Brake housing 1 contains six disks 2, keyed to and having only axial motion in the housing, and five rotating disks 3 (alternating with disks 2) keyed to the wheel being braked. Fluid under pressure is admitted through connection 4 into annular cylinder 5, moving annular piston 6 to the right and thereby pressing the disks together to obtain the braking action. The disks are forced up against shap…