Overlead' cable windlas, 1906.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Overlead' cable windlas, 1906.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Model (scale 1:8) of an overlead cable windlas as fitted to s 'Amazon'. Capstans are used to move heavy weights by means of ropes or chains. They are turned continuously by powerful engines, but will not pull a load until the rope is tightened around the drum by a much gentler pull from its operator.

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