Object Title

Windlass

Windlass

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

XI.101

Provenance

Ex RUSI (number 2223 in 1908 catalogue). Acquired July 1963.

Physical Description

The plain metal tiller socket is fitted with a pair of brass pulley wheels and a double bracket decorated with faceting carrying the spindle with a square nut at each end to which are attached straight levers with turned wooden handles, the lever arms decorated with faceting near the spindle and then spiral twisting. The hook piece has two hooks with a rigid spacer in between decorated with faceting and stamped 'MVM' and two pairs of brass pulley wheels set in tandem. Socket and hook sections joined by pulley cord.

Dimensions

Weight: 10 lb. 13 oz.

Inscriptions and Marks

MVM

Associations

Places Flanders