ement in the tackle, mode of connecting them to objects, etc. See under the following heads: —
Block and tackle.Gin-block.
Rouse — about block.Strap-block.
The pulley-block, with two or more sheaves, was well known to the Romans.
A block with three sheaves was called trispastos. Tackle with two sheaves in the lower block and thr
Top-rope; a rope used in swaying up a topmast.
It is rove through the top block, hooked in the cap, and through the heel of the topmast.
Yoke-rope; a small rope attached to each end of the yoke by which a boat is steered.
Round-in; to haul upon a rope; generally used with reference to the weather-braces.
Round-up; to haul up; generally applied to the act of hauling up the slack of a rope through its leading block or a tackle, which hangs loose by its fall.
Rouse; to haul or pull together on a rope.
Bridges of rope were probably first constructed in China.
They are of frequent occurrence among the Andes of South America, where the ropes are made of ox-hide thongs twisted together; two are usually employed, their ends being attached on each side of the chasm; transverse pieces are lashed to them, over which the flooring is laid; in other cases but a single rope is employed; from this a hammock or basket is suspended, and drawn from
pposite center; the clamp lever is held in position by a support placed under it and upon the bench.
The carriage is reciprocated on the ways, beneath the roughing and the finishing cutter, a guide-bar determining the presentation to the cutter, so as to confer the proper shape.
See also Benton's patent, March 21, 1854: Olney and Kellogg, January 4, 1859; and Boynton, January 23, 1866.
A machine for smoothing spokes after turning and before painting.
Rouse's machine, July 8, 1873, has a continuous sand-belt moving in a direction contrary to the rotation of the spoke.
Several articles are placed in the same frame, which are automatically moved to the sand-belt in succession.
See also Woolsey's patent, August 24, 1869.
A machine for centering a hub, so that it may be bored truly for the spokemortises.
In the example, the standard forms a support for the adjustable portions of the apparatus.
The point of the hub rests o<