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?
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Earliest patent a quick search found was 1949.
http://www.google.com/patents/US2673632

That cites a 1932 application for a steamboat towing ratchet.
http://www.google.com/patents/US1971472

Apparently larger, for making up barge lashings.

Dennis Storzek

 

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