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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MAKING ROPE

Mystic Seaport - Mystic CT - In the long building below, they are making rope. The piece of machinery you see is called a truck that pulls the rope down the building



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The way this piece of machinery works twists the rope evenly so all the strands are equally strong. Before, when people did the twisting, the middle stands were weaker.

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MAKING ROPE

2 Comments:

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

Very interesting. Last summer I was on a bike tour in Boston that took me to a rope walk building in Charlestown! Now I know what rope walk means. The building is about a half-mile long, or something like that.

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Clubbs said...

Great photos! Found you at That's My Answer.

Have a great day!

Bob

 

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