Capstan; Richmond & Chandler; 1880?
CapstanAbout this object
This is a Horse Powered Capstan. A horse would have been attached to a pole, as the horse walked around the capstan, the motion drove the shaft on to the gearing which drove a pulley. You would attached a belt onto whatever you wanted to drive and the horse powered capstan would power it.
This Capstan belonged to the Hamilton Family who farmed Strathearn at Thornbury beginning in the 1870s. Descendant of the family, Win Saxton, believes it came into the family around the 1880s. Win remembers the capstan sitting in the sheep yards of his family farm for 60 odd years and can never remember it being operational in his life time.
inorganic, processed material, metal, cast iron
organic, pigment (traces of paint)
h 900 mm x l 1400 mm x d 1000 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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