A brake which consists of a block or shoe of wood bearing upon an iron or steel wheel.



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DRY-BOX PROCESS

The passing of coke-oven or other industrial gases through boxes containing trays of iron oxide coated on wood shavings or other supporting material in order to remove hydrogen sulfide.

RIGGING CHOCK

A thick block of wood fixed outside the rails to take the chain plates for the shrouds

CHIP CAP

A plate or cap on the upper part of the cutting iron of a carpenter's plane designed to give the tool rigidity and also to break up the wood shavings.

NAILER

A wood strip or block which serves as a backing into which nails can be driven.

BRAKE LINING

A covering, riveted or molded to the brake shoe or brake band, which presses against the rotating brake drum; made of either fabric or molded asbestos material.

STEP

A block of wood on the keel, on which the heel of the mast rests.

BRAKE DRUM

A rotating cylinder attached to a rotating part of machinery, which the brake band or brake shoe presses against.

PIN

1) The axle on which a sheave revolves. 2) A length of wood or iron used to secure halyards and sheets.

INTERNAL BRAKE

A friction brake in which an internal shoe follows the inner surface of the rotating brake drum, wedging itself between the drum and the point at which it is anchored; used in motor vehicles.

BENDING BRAKE

A press brake for bending iron making sharply angular linear bends in sheet metal.

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