Is a man going to lay out dollars on dams and wire-rope slings when he knows that none of them will be any use to him?
The wire-rope tramway has hitherto been used principally in connection with mines situated in very hilly localities.
On the other hand, the acrobat on the wire-rope dare not trust his visual sensations in the maintenance of his equilibrium.
A system of this kind can be worked electrically, the wire-rope being employed also for the conveyance of the current.
Hitherto the wire-rope tramway has been usually adopted merely as presenting the lesser of two evils.
The superiority of a line with wire-rope cover to other descriptions of cable was illustrated in 1853.
All life died out in the vessel, and no noise was heard except the dull grating of the wire-rope over the wheels at the bows.
Winch and windlass groaned and rattled, the wire-rope screamed, and the clanking cable tightened suddenly.
Here was a little heap of wire-rope, but you had to travel another 20 hours to find the appropriate pulleys.
Suddenly the chain shackle and wire-rope attached to the cable came in over the wheel at the bows with considerable violence.