from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chain composed of metallic plates bolted or riveted together, to work in the teeth of wheels.
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The left is raised and lowered by means of a pitch-chain, F, fixed to the middle of the frame, C, and passing over two pulleys, G, at the upper part of the frame and descending to the mechanism that actuates it.
At the upper part, a frame, B B, formed of double T-irons cross-braced here and there, supports a transmission composed of gearwheels, R R, and a pitch-chain, G G.