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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carrier consisting of a single or multiple block, used to support the wire which connects a signal-cabin of a railroad with the signal-arm on the signal-post. Where the line is curved the blocks are swiveled to allow the wires to move freely on the curve. Where a chain is used in place of a wire the carrier is called a chain-wheel.


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