Re: Scale Etched Chains

Bruce Smith


Great idea!  A little more searching and I found a much earlier patent for a "Self-locking load-binder" in 1889.

Not much between there and the one you found.


Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Scale Etched Chains

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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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