Re: Scale Etched Chains

Dennis Storzek

---In STMFC@..., <smithbf@...> wrote :

The load binders are a very interesting detail.  Does anyone know when they entered common use?  Would they be used during WWII for example?

Earliest patent a quick search found was 1949.

That cites a 1932 application for a steamboat towing ratchet.

Apparently larger, for making up barge lashings.

Dennis Storzek


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