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1938 - Submarine cable plow diagram, includes larger view

SUBMARINE CABLE PLOW

E&MP5.030

Cables

September 1938

Submarine cable plow diagram [similar to submarine cable plow -see 005.029]

  1. Share
  2. Guard Plate
  3. Runners
  4. Towing Chain
  5. Lower deck or Platform
  6. Upper or Main Deck
  7. Arms and Hinge Pins
  8. Tension Springs
  9. Bellmouth
  10. Guide Sheaves
  11. Lowering Attachment
  12. Electric Cable
  13. Rheostat Boxes
  14. Pendulum - Transverse
  15. Pendulum - Longitudinal
  16. Cable Feeler or Inclination Gauge
  17. Cable Dynamometer
  18. Penetration Gauge
  19. Submarine Cable Passing Through Plow

Length Overall = 19'-9"
Width = 8'-11"
Weight In Air = 10 1/2 Long Tons [2,240 pounds or exactly 1016.0469088 kilograms]

Original Caption by Science Service
Ocean Cable Engineer - Western Union Telegraph Company



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