On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 11:34:22 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
I've never seen one like it, but it may possibly have been a lock-out
for some cable controlled apparatus, such as a
built-in-the-early-1900's-elevator. These old freight (mostly)
elevators used a hand-cable to shift the over-head line-shaft crossed
belt system to achieve direction and brake application. If that were
locked around the cable, it may have prevented operation, Hand cables
were nominally 3/8" wire rope, with about 2" clamp balls to adjust and
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