Screwbrake Mechanism

screwbrake

 

In response to the inquiry about the little wheel on all the old wagons.  They also had a drag brake to connect when going up hill to prevent back sliding.  The precursor to the auto handbrake.

Here’s a guide to the basic parts of the Reading wagon.  Borrowed from The English Gypsy Caravan.  Sadly, long out of print.

readingwagon

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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