from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The large wooden pulley of a well-boring rig: it is driven by a belt from the engine, and in turn drives the bull-wheel, the sand-pump reel, and the working-beam. See
- noun In machinery, same as
- noun A small wheel with a grooved face or rim, driven by a round belt or cord; also, a wheel round which a band-saw turns.
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Motion is secured to them by crank connection with a light shaft running beneath the settee, revolved by a band-wheel, which in its turn connects by a belt with the small engine outside the building, by which all the drudgery of the house is performed.
On the other end of the arbor is a grooved pulley, over which passes a silken cord, which also passes round a delicate band-wheel, I, below, and by which, motion is communicated to the arbor and sounding wheel.
The cord applies to each pulley in the series, by passing over the first, under the second, and over the third, and so on, descending from the last of the series to the band-wheel.