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irishthump
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Folks,
A friend of mine unearthed this thing and is convinced it has CIE cast into the side.

Obviously it’s a form of ratchet. Just wondering if anyone can tell me what it is/was used for and if that’s really a CIE stamp on the side of it.

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I reckon it's a tension winch, for pulling fences or holding down! The fact it has wire on the drum, it's last use was most likely on a fence.

A lifting winch would have gears to lighten the load on the operator, and a much larger drum to hold long cable......

Eoin

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5 minutes ago, murrayec said:

I reckon it's a tension winch, for pulling fences or holding down! The fact it has wire on the drum, it's last use was most likely on a fence.

A lifting winch would have gears to lighten the load on the operator, and a much larger drum to hold long cable......

Eoin

Yeah that would make sense as there's no release mechanism for the ratchet.

My friend is just fixated on the CIE prining on the side. Although I'm not sure that's what it is! Don't worry it's just curiosity, he's not trying to flog it!

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On 30/5/2021 at 6:54 PM, Galteemore said:

Struck me as a yoke off a fence as Eoin suggests 

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On 30/5/2021 at 6:39 PM, irishthump said:

Cheers Noel. I was thinking that myself.

Is that CIE cast on the side? What would this be used for?

I can’t make out a CIE device, but it’s unlikely as they simply bought things like this from a standard hardware supplier.

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