jack beam

jack beam

A beam that supports another beam and eliminates the need for a supporting column.
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The shows held at Comb-erton Hill, Kidderminster, will include talks from some of the men that worked the railways during the stream era, such as former signalman Adrian Vaughan and locomotive inspector Jack Beam an.
But she's growing in strength, and proud dad Jack beamed: "She's our little miracle.
But she is growing in strength, and proud dad Jack beamed: "She's our little miracle.
On the West Steps of St George's Chapel, newlyweds Eugenie and Jack beamed with delight and waved to onlookers.
Jack beamed: "We weren't expecting to catch a fish of that size - let alone two.
The ridge beams are supported by a W10x35 beam running perpendicular to the gables through the house's center (above, foreground) and at their cantilever ends by W8x40 "jack beams" bolted to tube steel columns (above, background).
But dour-faced Jack beamed as he left his seven-day prison a winner last night - and ran straight into the arms of his wife, Jane.