George Diven

George Diven (HM1KA6)

Location: McConnellsburg, PA 17233 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.086', W 77° 59.823'

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George Diven, a farmer and wagoner, who lived in what is now Fulton County, was the earliest inventor of the friction brake for Conestoga wagons in the 1840's. His brake shoe design has influenced friction type brakes ever since. In 1926 representatives of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company, and the Mack Truck Company came to this cemetery to lay a wreath upon his grave recognizing him as the earliest inventor of the friction brake shoe system.
HM NumberHM1KA6
Placed ByFulton County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 243908 N 4424818
Decimal Degrees39.93476667, -77.99705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.086', W 77° 59.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 5.16" N, 77° 59' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E Walnut St, McConnellsburg PA 17233, US
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