What sort of Winch Handle would suit these?

  • 22 Aug 2019 02:52
    Reply # 7842894 on 7841529

    This is what you are looking for (see attached pic) look at the seconds shops and boat jumbles, you will find the needed sooner or later.

  • 21 Aug 2019 16:31
    Reply # 7841673 on 7841529

    ...and Steam Engines were commonplace! :-)

  • 21 Aug 2019 16:20
    Reply # 7841645 on 7841529

    Ah, Barton or Main Marine winches from the time when we all dressed in woad.

    Sorry, I can't remember what kind of detent there was on the handle, if any, but I suspect none at all.

  • 21 Aug 2019 14:57
    Message # 7841529

    Being a sucker for "old stuff" I purchased these two old bronze winches on eBay.

    Photo

    But they did not have a handle. Clearly they need a rectangular bar with handle to fit in the slots, but it's not clear how the original handle would have been held in place. I have seen pictures of winches that have a spring-loaded plunger in the centre that would hold a handle in place, but there is no such arrangement on these...

    Rather than try to invent something, I wondered if the experts here might be able to provide a hint as to how these were designed...

    thank you...

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