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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Test Results for Railway Brake Shoes 1895

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Test Results for Railway Brake Shoes

Dates:

1895

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 276

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Consists of a volume containing correspondence, memoranda, tables, and charts recording tests on railway brake shoes. Also contains published items relating to tests performed on various railway brake shoes. The tests were apparently conducted by the Brake Shoe Shop Test Committee on behalf of the Master Car-Builders' Association. The material was collected by Chicago engineer David L. Barnes, and it is to him that many of the letters are addressed. Most of the volume comprises tables and charts demonstrating the change of co-efficient of friction at differing levels of pressure. Some of the items in the volume are stamped with the identification: "The David L. Barnes Library of the Western Railway Club."

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Barnes, D.L., Test Results for Railway Brake Shoes, Crerar Ms 276, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Consists of a volume containing correspondence, memoranda, tables, and charts recording tests on railway brake shoes. Also contains published items relating to tests performed on various railway brake shoes. The tests were apparently conducted by the Brake Shoe Shop Test Committee on behalf of the Master Car-Builders' Association. The material was collected by Chicago engineer David L. Barnes, and it is to him that many of the letters are addressed. Most of the volume comprises tables and charts demonstrating the change of co-efficient of friction at differing levels of pressure. Some of the items in the volume are stamped with the identification: "The David L. Barnes Library of the Western Railway Club."

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

Crerar Ms 276