Author Topic: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales  (Read 554 times)

Offline Pitlamp

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Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« on: September 03, 2019, 01:42:27 pm »
Does anyone want a small winch? It's a strange-looking one, consisting of a spool with lightweight steel cable and (I think) a ratchet. It looks almost like something you'd bolt on a Land Rover bumper but the cable is too lightweight for Land River recovery. The shaft which needs to be turned would probably need some modification to be able to operate the winch by hand but it might just be useful for a dig somewhere. (It reminds me of the small wire winch which was used to great effect at the head of the second underground shaft below the entrance shaft of the Titan dig at Castleton.)

There should be a photo of this on my camera, which also includes someone's size 8 foot, for scale. I never did crack uploading photos on here so I'll ask Badlad if he'll kindly stick it on here for me.

Anyway - free to a good home but must be collected from the Dales.

Offline Badlad

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 03:09:54 pm »
Here it is


Offline Pitlamp

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 04:22:05 pm »
Hey, that was quick! Many thanks Badlad.

You can see the ratchet on the shaft, next to the frame.

By the way, does anyone know what the original use for such winches might be? (I've not seen one exactly like this before.)

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 06:13:43 pm »
Looks like the kind of thing you might expect to see in a theater, for raising and lowering... theatery stuff....

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 06:47:50 pm »
Thanks Ali - I follow your reasoning.

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 09:50:43 am »
No takers yet? It's free, remember!

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Re: Small winch, free to a good home, Dales
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 04:46:19 pm »
This device is now spoken for; it's destined for Mendip.