Help Identifying old winches

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  1. BoatHardware
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    BoatHardware New Member

    I'm new to this forum and hoping to find someone who can help me identify these little winches. The winch handle is marked South Coast but there are no external marks on the winches. I disassembled one and found the letter "N" stamped in 2 place on the base and 1 place under the winch. IMG_6423.jpg IMG_6543.jpg IMG_6538.jpg
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    I used to sail on a S & S yawl Stormy Weather 25 odd years ago. I remember that she had a winch with a handle as shown in your photo, with the female hex-head (if that is the right term?).
    She was built by Nevins Yacht Yard in City Island, New York in the early 1930's - I am guessing that they probably had their own bronze workshop, so it might be possible that the 'N' stands for Nevins?
     
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  3. BoatHardware
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    Thanks for your help.
    I've spent hours searching for images of this winch and can find nothing. I'm about ready to give up.
     
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  5. BoatHardware
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    BoatHardware New Member

    Thanks. I'll give that a try
     
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