06 December 2008

Pull the rope

Here’s a crate tucked away on Tom Sawyer Island for Raiz M. Heigh, a Pulley Manufacturer. In layman’s terms a pulley is a wheel with a groove and two flanges, or rim or lips. In this wheel’s groove rests a cable, rope, cords, etc. Often included on lists of simple machines, pulleys have a multitude of uses. One such use, especially during the time of Tom Sawyer and Mark Twain’s beloved riverboats was to assist in the loading and unloading of cargo. How would you get cargo, probably in more crates, on and off of a ship like the Liberty Belle? Why Raiz M. Heigh (raise ‘em high), of course!

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