from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The bar which carries the belt-fork on a counter-shaft combination or similar place, where a belt is to be shifted from a fast to a loose pulley on a shaft. The bar is guided by slots in brackets projecting from the hangers, and may be moved in the direction of its length by cords over pulleys or by a lever.
  • n. One of the bars connecting the first transverse bar of a cupel-hearth with the frame or test-ring.


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