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Cowan Transveyor, 1913.

Cowan Transveyor, 1913.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Model (scale 1:4). This is the type of elevating jack truck patented by G P Taylor in 1912 and 1913. The truck consists of an undercarriage mounted on three ball-bearing wheels, two at the rear and one at the front which is carried in a pivoted fork for steering. The elevating platform is locked in its upper position by toggle levers, whilst the descent of the load is controlled by a hydraulic brake cylinder. The Cowan Transveyor allowed an operator to lift heavy loads alone, which saved on time and labour.

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