Did the term Jake Breaking, actually originate from a gentleman named Jake?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Jake Brake or Jacob Brake is a particular brand of engine brake manufactured and sold by Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Inc. While the term Jake Brake technically only describes Jake Brake brand engine brakes, it has become a genericized trademark and is often used to refer to engine brakes or compression release engine brakes in general, especially on large vehicles or heavy equipment

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