Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cable Railway Cable Tube

Here's an excellent picture from the June 7, 1884 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, illustrating how the cable railway cable is carried in a protective tube yet can still be gripped by the Grip. [Click on the pic to make it bick. Uh. big.]

Here's a link to the front page of that issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Thanks to Steve Kirch for sending nearly two thousandof SciAm cover scans for the site; we've got over 1000 of them online at the current time, with many more on the way.

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