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Myer tested his wigwag system during operations in New Mexico during the 18601861.
The wigwag system received its first test in combat when it was used in June 1861 to direct the fire of a harbor battery against Confederate positions at Sewell's Point opposite Fort Monroe, Va.
During a span of about 30 minutes, signal teams had demonstrated how Myer's wigwag system could provide combat commanders long range, line-of-sight command and control to support both ground combat and joint communications.
These problems can be resolved in part by wigwag stacking into divided baskets.
A third method used in the past to stack narrow strips involves membrane slitting or notched knife slitting of wide strip rubber from a mill (thus producing narrow strips which are still attached to each other), and then wigwag stacking them like a wide rubber strip.
Then the 1-1/2" strips are threaded into a dual head RSC WigWag for stacking into a divided basket.
Ironically, the Confederate, rather than the Union, Army initially used Myer's wigwag signals in combat.
An inventive man, he held three patents, including one on his wigwag system.
Myer was granted permission by the War Department to test his proposed wigwag visual signaling system.
Upon acceptance by the Army and approval by Congress in 1860, Myer was appointed as the army signal officer to supervise the manning, equipping and training of Soldiers in wigwag operations.
The mixer feed system can be modified to meet specific customer applications through the addition of a wigwag
feeder (for masterbatch) with rotary knife, a bale cutter and vacuum hoist, load cells for weigh check on the charge conveyor, hinged sideboards for greater conveyor accessibility, etc.
It is designed to accurately stack onto pallets continuous sheets of stock in a wigwag fashion up to five feet high.
The module consists of a structural steel frame, a wigwag pendulum basket driven by a variable speed AC motor, two independent press-down devices and a hydraulic lift platform.
What we're trying to do is establish an outdoor museum of all kinds of railroad signals and the old wigwags
and crossing gates and signs,'' said Garges, who recently authored a chapter on local railroads in the book, ``Simi Valley: A Journey Through Time.