View Full Version : Winchman----This one's for you

01-04-2010, 07:53 PM
Resting in peace now, this twin cylinder hoist/winch was sitting in the bushes behind an RV campsite, to the south of Ely, NV. Probably used to lift ore and/or workers from a local copper mine.

Parts of the cone clutch are missing, but the balance of the machine is complete.



oil mac
01-05-2010, 10:02 AM
That is a nice old machine, Wonder if it has a preservation order on it? Would be nice if someone gave it a good wirebrush down &some paint to preserve her This od machine has nice proportions about her,
There is a project for you get back to it with a pencil rulers etc &drawing paper and build a model of her.

01-05-2010, 12:49 PM
Something like that id allmost wonder about just treating it with a rust converter, a powdery black finish would likey look just as good as paint with a lot less effort.

01-05-2010, 04:09 PM
That probably weighs more than everything I've ever machined, combined. :D