Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,334 pages of information and 235,386 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1851 Great Exhibition: Official Catalogue: Class V.: Gustavus Edward Beckers

From Graces Guide

503. BECKERS, GUSTAVUS EDWARD, Paddington.

Self-acting railway siding stop.

The object of this contrivance is to prevent accidents on railways caused by carriages or trucks getting accidentally out of sidings, and thereby occasioning collisions with passing trains. Any carriage or truck can be pushed into a siding, but cannot come out again without being purposely removed.


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