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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:20:48 PM »
one more photo

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:17:12 PM »
I disassembled one of the winches and found the letter "N" stamped in two places on the base plate (one on either side of the post) and an "N" stamped underneath the winch itself. See attached photos

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:24:39 PM »
Thanks Charles Barclay~
I'll disassemble one and see what I find.

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:19:29 PM »
Thanks for your ideas and help. My winches do ratchet.
 Honestly the only images I can find that look remotely like my winches are from Herreshoff. I've attached a photo found on facebook from a fellow who is restoring his Herreshoff. He recently had this winch custom made.
The caption reads:
"This little winch was designed by Nat Herreshoff in 1909 for general use. It was used on the Fish for the Main Halyard. In 1919 the shaft was enlarged and cast onto the base, for use with the Jib Halyard on the S Boat.
The Drum diameter of this winch is just 1 5/8", and stands 2 3/8" tall."
My winches sound like they're maybe from the 1919 redesign.
My winch doesn't have the nice shape of the one in this photo....but it has the same general appearance. I simply can't find anything else like it on the internet. Sorry for bothering you all on this site with my issue. And thanks for your help.

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:07:05 AM »
The description absolutely does NOT say the winches are South Coast. The winch HANDLE is marked "South Coast". The winches are unmarked and that's why I'm trying to learn exactly what they are.
As far as the size of my photos:
 THIS site doesn't allow my high res photos to be posted as you can plainly see the restrictions below. which read:
2 per post, maximum total size 192KB, maximum individual size 128KB
It's not necessary for you to be rude.
If your time is valuable, then you might consider using it in a kinder way.

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 10, 2020, 09:06:22 PM »
The reason I wondered if these winches are Herreshoff is I couldn't find any other winches on the internet of this style, except for Herreshoff. I'm befuddled and really just grasping at any possibility. This site only allows photos with very small amounts of data to be posted (under 128KB per photo)
The dimensions are:
2-3/8" high
2-5/8" top diameter
3" base diameter

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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« on: January 10, 2020, 08:31:54 PM »
Thanks for your suggestion, Dave. I appreciate your help.

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Restoration / Winch ID
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:35:11 PM »
I'm new to this forum because I have a winch I think is Herreshoff but I'm having difficulty confirming or identifying.
Can anyone provide insight or guidance on this?

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