Patent Model - Improvement in Gaff-Chocks for Vessels
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John Cottingham, Patentee
Jul 06 1869
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17 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4" (43.2 x 48.9 x 5.7cm)
Cottingham's patent "consists in arranging yokes, provided with sockets, for the purpose of holding friction-rollers in the chock or gaffs, so that the topsail-sheet rope, which passes through the chock, will be prevented from chafing, and it (the rope) can be easily drawn through." (Patent Number 92,271)
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