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Chain Cables and Chains

    Naturevolume 32page572 (1885) | Download Citation



    IN the volume before us we find the business of chain cable-making in its several branches well explained and illustrated; nor does the aim of the author end here. There is information given which is most useful to surveyors and inspectors, and we recommend all who have to deal either with the manufacture, inspection, or testing of chain cables to study the work. The volume contains many well-executed plates, showing good, bad, and indifferently-formed links, &c., for various kinds of cables, also tables of the best dimensions of each part of each link and shackle used in cables from 7-i6th to 2 inches, the dimensions being given in decimals to two places, and also calculated to thirty-second parts of an inch. We find also exact copies of certificates given by the several public proving establishments, seven plates in all, more than one example being quite unnecessary, varying as they do only in colour and the name of the town in which the establishment happens to be.

    Chain Cables and Chains.

    By Thomas W. Traill, the Engineer-Surveyor to the Board of Trade. (London: Crosby Lockwood, and Co., 1885.)

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