Patent Model - Chain
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Eugene Howe, Patentee
Apr 12 1881
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23 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 1 1/2" (59.1 x 42.5 x 3.8cm)
Howe's patent "consists in a chain-link composed of two parts, each of which has a portion at one side of its contour entirely removed, and which two parts are adapted to interlock both transversely and longitudinally of the link by the embedment of the curved end portions and the lug-like end projections of one part in the curved depressions and transverse lug-receptacles of the other part in such a manner to produce... a link which shall have the middle portion of each side bar or part solid and of the full thickness of the stock of the link, and which shall also present substantially the same degree of strength as a solid cable-link..." (Patent Number 240,132)
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