this poor guy looks like he’s trying to communicate that his illustrator has soo messed up drawing his rope making devices that they can’t possibly in any world work, and he knows he’s stuck there forever not being able to get his work done.
This is a rope making machine of a type that was somewhat common in the 19th Century. The gears can either be 24teeth and 6 pegs or 40 teeth and 10 pegs. Either way you get 1:4 ratio of twists. You can see in this picture the cross arm need not be straight nor do…