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  • Collection: American Brake Shoe Collection

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Brake Shoe place, a street at the very edge of the West Mahwah Neighborhood

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Exterior shot of the Brake Shoe Laboratory building, present day.

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Exterior view of the American Brake Shoe Metallurgical Laboratory, mid 1930s.

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An African-American worker loading finished pieces onto a pallet-lift.

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Representatives from American Brake Shoe and Union representatives agree to end a strike.

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A weekly paycheck given to a laborer at American Brake Shoe in 1941

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Employees of the American Brake Shoe and Foundry who participated in the research and development of the Atomic Bomb.

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The stamp the F.S. Lincoln used on the Brakeshoe Company photos he took

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These are maps of the Brakeshoe factory produced by Sanborn insurance. It was drafted in 1925 but was updated until 1951. Their are also various closeups of the maps for more detail.

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These are maps of the Brakeshoe factory produced by Sanborn insurance. It was drafted in 1925 but was updated until 1951. Their are also various closeups of the maps for more detail.

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This Newspaper clipping chronicles the tragic death of Ernest Busch Jr., son of a prominently featured ABEX employee.

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A portrait of Howard Avery

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The famous ABEX inventor Howard Avery. Owner of at least 10 patents related to the Brake Shoe, metallurgy, and welding. His inventions were important for ABEX and the industry. He was also an outspoken member of the local Board of Education, and a…

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Melting pot being lifted from Vibrex shakeout machine,k which removes sand and core from the casting. Dust and fine sand is sucked down through the grating.

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The Sand Laboratory at Mahwah regularly tested such characteristics as permiability, green strength, dry strength, effect of binders and moisture in the many types of sand used (Brake Shoe Foundries).

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Lennie Busch and Benny Dembrowski pouring sand into a melting pot mold.

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A pamphlet that shows the production of various war products during world war 2.

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RC. Development of Automatic welding using alloy weld rods. Bud Satteriee. 1948-1950.
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