What heave you Olde Winch?
August 8, 2011 11:12 AM Subscribe
What might this winch have been used for?
posted by bricksNmortar to home & garden (11 answers total)
I'm looking at buying a 146yr old house & one of the outbuildings has this winch
in the rafters.
It's obviously some kind of winch, but there's no storage area in the rafters above it, & I've only a couple ideas about what it would have been used or needed for.
The farm at one time raised cows, horses, & whatever else produced the 3ft of manure in the barn.
What would a farmer use such a strong winch for?