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Henry Bushby Transcription Pages

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tends to get into a mess and jam [?],
owing to the integral friction of the
parts. The ordinary opinion is that
by having a strain on a (pl. 1. 1. ) [?] in
preference to c, a bites c against the
two parts of the bow [?] loop. As a given
strain can produce only a given friction,
such friction force as a exerts on c in
this manner that d [?] must be subtracted
from that availible tightening gripping
d & b together. On the other hand with
the same strain on c more is availible
for this gripping process an it is as
essential to the security regarded as a weaver [?] to the knot, that
they should be so gripped as that c should
be bitten down by a. (See p35. B.). For practical purposes where rope of singular thickness is used , the whole
question resolves itself into a matter of
a little