Cone clutches fit more friction surface into a given diameter than the now far more numerous disk clutches, and so they were commonly used in the early part of the 20th century when cruder frictional materials (often simply leather) were all that was available. Accordingly they are probably best known as parts of vintage cars, although they're still common in automatic transmissions as well.
Media in category "Cone clutches"
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- 18-24hp Enfield engine, side-section (Heat Engines, 1913).jpg 907 × 584; 129 KB
- Cone clutch (Manual of Driving and Maintenance).jpg 705 × 865; 92 KB
- Cone clutch.svg 842 × 595; 400 KB
- Kegellkupplung.jpg 3,000 × 4,000; 1.97 MB
- Lanchester epicyclic gearbox.jpg 1,070 × 935; 214 KB
- PSM V57 D608 Cherrier two speed gear.png 1,262 × 687; 118 KB