bosun's chair


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bosun’s chair

A suspended seat for one person, supported by a rope, sometimes used instead of a scaffold for minor jobs; its height may be adjusted by a powered winch or block and tackle.
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He lashed it to the rocks and a bosun's chair was fitted so that some lives were saved.
Sommers, whose network of cleaning and repair contractors provides a widening range of services: emptying wastepaper baskets and restocking bathroom tissue; fixing frozen pipes and clearing icy walkways; even climbing in bosun's chairs to clean high-rise windows.
The Compass Garden will include a Neptune sculpture by Pauline Monkcom of Craft in the Bay, Cardiff; a sail awning and mast from Intension of Cardiff; and special revolving bosun's chairs.
Back then we had rope operated bosun's chairs where you stood in the bucket on a rope with hooks at either end.
Bosun's chairs, shaped like bullets, were manufactured in the mine's workshops, and these too went underground with diesel, ropes, controls, and wiring for the Sky Climbers.
One day, we were at the top of the steeple in our bosun's chairs and the trade winds came in about 50 miles per hour and the wind lifted us out like on an amusement ride in our chairs.