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Lockheed disc brake, c 1960.

Lockheed disc brake, c 1960.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


This brake uses a system of discs to apply resistance to a moving wheel. The disc brake was invented and pioneered by the English engineer, Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946).

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