Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pillow Blocks?

Acme Leather Belting Co. Broadway and Lorimer Street, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn.

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Blogger Simona said...

I love this photo! No idea what a pillow block is, but the dictionary says: A block that encloses and supports a journal or shaft; a bearing.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

This contextless picture also helps not much:

http://www.globalspec.com/FeaturedProducts/Detail/Spyraflo/Aluminum_Pillow_Block_Bronze/9067/0

5:05 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

simona and nomi,

thanks for this. It seems that pillow blocks are metal, not leather, and they are used to grip things. Nothing discernibly pillowy or blocky about them.

11:06 AM  

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