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Knots, Splices and Rope Work A Practical Treatise by Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954

Knots, Splices and Rope Work A Practical Treatise by Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954

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Title: Knots, Splices and Rope Work
Author: A. Hyatt Verrill
Release Date: September 21, 2004 [eBook #13510]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
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Transcriber's Notes:
Corrected spellings
'casualities' to 'casualties'
'Midshipmen's hitch' to 'Midshipman's hitch'
Illustration for Timber Hitch is Fig. 38, not Fig. 32
There is no Fig. 134.
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KNOTS, SPLICES and ROPE WORK
A PRACTICAL TREATISE

Giving Complete and Simple Directions for Making All the Most Useful and Ornamental Knots in Common
Use, with Chapters on Splicing, Pointing, Seizing, Serving, etc. Adapted for the Use of Travellers, Campers,
Yachtsmen, Boy Scouts, and All Others Having to Use or Handle Ropes for Any Purpose.

By
A. HYATT VERRILL
Editor Popular Science Dept., "American Boy Magazine."
SECOND REVISED EDITION

Illustrated with 156 Original Cuts Showing How
Each Knot, Tie or Splice is Formed and Its
Appearance When Complete.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I
CORDAGE
Kinds of Rope. Construction of Rope. Strength of Ropes. Weight of Ropes. Material Used in Making Ropes.
CHAPTER II
SIMPLE KNOTS AND BENDS

Parts of Rope. Whipping and Seizing Rope. Loops. Cuckolds' Necks. Clinches. Overhand and Figure-eight
Knots. Square and Reef Knots. Granny Knots. Open-hand and Fishermen's Knots. Ordinary Knots and
Weavers' Knots. Garrick Bends and Hawser Hitches. Half-hitches.

KNOTS, SPLICES and ROPE WORK
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