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Does anyone know when air brakes started to be used what year and who was the first maker that had them ?????

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Are ya ready?? Per history books,, George Westinghouse used them in Mar. 5, 1872, on rail road trains to stop them,,,

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Thanks make sence they would surely be more dependable than steam now my ?is trucks See we have this one moron at work a lic mechanic HD says the 70's just want to show him he don't know anything lol

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Here's some relevant info from the internet.

Cars
  • Automobiles began using air brakes as early as 1903. The first car to have them was called a Tincher. As improvements continued to be made to car air brakes, a vacuum power booster braking system was developed that is similar to modern air brakes. It used a vacuum to reduce the physical strength need to apply the brakes. This system was first used on the 1928 Pierce-Arrow.

Competition
  • Besides Westinghouse, other companies began to develop air brake systems. One of these, Bendix, eventually mergeed with Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake Company in 1930. By 1934, the company had taken the air braking system worldwide and opened plants in France, Germany, Ital and England.

WWII
  • The outbreak of World War II accelerated improvements and refinements of the air braking system. By 1949, air brakes were standard on heavy trucks, tractor-trailers and buses. Other companies also continued to enter into the market and not only develop air brakes, but newer versions of braking systems.


Read more: History of Air Brakes | eHow http://www.ehow.com/about_6393312_history-air-brakes.html#ixzz2V4htYxyh

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Thanks for the history Danno !

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I remember seeing Bugs Bunny with air brakes on a airplane too!

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Thanks for the history Danno !

Thanks for the history Danno !

ditto

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