Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An unusual windlass.

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I saw a lady using this windlass on the Curdworth locks and she kindly let me photograph it.  She said her husband bought it off ebay although it looks like a one off. Obviously it’s an adapted socket set ratchet, but I’ve never seen anything else like it.  I omitted to photograph the handle, but it was a pretty standard cranked windlass handle.  It was quite light to carry, unlike the big ratchet jobs with extending handles that some chandleries sell.  I wouldn’t mind one. Anyone else seen one or know where they come from?


Martin said...

They're commercially available from several sources - just google "ratchet windlass"

Kevin harding said...

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