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Cargo Winches

Discussion in 'Individual Features' started by FortunaRising, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. FortunaRising

    FortunaRising Member

    Hello all, I'd like to know more about the composition of the large cargo winches next to the holds on deck, particularly the steam-powered winches. Does anyone know if these were made of brass or bronze? What about the size (potential weight)? I figure there must be a contemporary advertisements somewhere that would mention their composition. I've looked through "The Shipbuilder" and tried a somewhat in-depth online search but have yet to arrive at an answer. This question is not really limited to Titanic specifically, but large liners built during the late 1800's/early 1900's in general. I know there is a wealth of knowledge on Titanic out there and figured this might be a good place to start. Thank you!