Note: Capstans Handling Chain: Gordon and Barbotin

By John Harland, published August 2013


This note pursues that previously published in MM (99:1) dealing with the transition from hemp to chain. The invention of a chain messenger to be captured by a capstan was claimed by Messrs Gordon and Co in London and by Capitaine Benoit Barbotin in France.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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