Abstract

"Tramways are divided into two systems viz.: the Bleichert system and the Hodgson system.

The Bleichert System: In this system the cable is fastened to the supports by means of clamps, and the loads travel on this cable.

The loads are attached to an endless rope or cable which passes around a wheel located at each terminus of the line, one of which is revolved by an engine if the incline is not steep enough so that gravity will produce motion"--page 2.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1894

Pagination

12 pages

Rights

© 1894 George W. Herdman, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Aerial tramways -- Design and construction
Cables

Thesis Number

T 17

Print OCLC #

5149018

Electronic OCLC #

244901097

Comments

Holograph [Handwritten and illustrated in entirety by author].
Download includes a transcription of this handwritten thesis.

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