John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 85

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Trail

The trail is tubular, and is secured to the underside

of the axletree by a bracket, which is also forms a pivot for

the carriage body. The rear end is fitted with a spade,

lifting handles, trail eye and a traversing level, which the

latter can be folded down and held by a spring clip when

not in use. The trail is further supported by a tensile

stay on each side, on end of which is attached to the

axle-tree by a bracket.  Width of trail equal 12°

=========================================


Carriage Body

         The body which is attached to the trail

consists principally of two triangular shaped frames

connected by transoms and provided with bearings through

which the axletree passes and by which it is provided for

traversing.

=========================================

Cradle

        The cradle is bronze, with steel trunnions

to pivot it to the Carriage Body the left trunnions


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Trail

The trail is tubular, and is secured to the underside

of the axletree by a bracket, which is also forms a pivot for

the carriage body. The rear end is fitted with a spade,

lifting handles, trail eye and a traversing level, which the

latter can be folded down and held by a spring clip when

not in use. The trail is further supported by a tensile

stay on each side, on end of which is attached to the

axle-tree by a bracket.  Width of trail equal 12°

=========================================


Carriage Body

         The body which is attached to the trail

consists principally of two triangular shaped frames

connected by transoms and provided with bearings through

which the axletree passes and by which it is provided for

traversing.

=========================================

Cradle

        The cradle is bronze, with steel trunnions

to pivot it to the Carriage Body the left trunnions



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  • March 27, 2017 20:44:46 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Trail

    The trail is tubular, and is secured to the underside

    of the axletree by a bracket, which is also forms a pivot for

    the carriage body. The rear end is fitted with a spade,

    lifting handles, trail eye and a traversing level, which the

    latter can be folded down and held by a spring clip when

    not in use. The trail is further supported by a tensile

    stay on each side, on end of which is attached to the

    axle-tree by a bracket.  Width of trail equal 12°

    =========================================


    Carriage Body

             The body which is attached to the trail

    consists principally of two triangular shaped frames

    connected by transoms and provided with bearings through

    which the axletree passes and by which it is provided for

    traversing.

    =========================================

    Cradle

            The cradle is bronze, with steel trunnions

    to pivot it to the Carriage Body the left trunnions


  • February 25, 2017 22:00:38 Erin Gordon

    Trail

    The trail is tubular, and is secured to the underside

    of the axletree by a bracket, which is also forms a pivot for

    the carriage body, The rear end is fitted with a spade,

    lifting handles, trail eye and a traversing level, which the

    latter can be folded down and held by a spring clip when

    not in use. The trail is further supported by a tensile

    stay on each side, on end of which is attached to the

    axle-tree by a bracket width of trail equal 12*


    Carriage Body /

             The body which is attached to the trail

    consists principally of two triangular shaped frames

    connected by transoms and provided with bearings through

    which the axletree passes and by which it is provided for

    traversing.


    Cradle /

            The cradle is bronze, with steel trunnions

    to pivot it to the Carriage Body the left trunnions



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