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William Palmer

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1859. Railway brake and coupling apparatus.

Engineer of Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

1812 Patented the use of a connected series of endless chain of rollers a s substitute for the wheels of carriages. There were, according to Mr. Young, two applications of this invention-one as revolving rollers, and the other revolving roller wheels. [1]

1859 Railway brake and coupling apparatus. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1917/08/10
  2. See 1859 image from The Engineer vol 8, page 312.