A Curious Belt with a Curious History

The Reeves Octoauto. Image via Silodrome

A few weeks ago, a customer stopped by our office with an odd looking belt: wood blocks were bolted to a rubber coated fabric on, roughly, one-inch centers. The blocks were about a half inch wide and tall with tapered sides. 

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