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Miner operating a windlass at a gold mining claim, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898.
Raising the car by means of windlass. Repes from the drums of the windlass are fastened by hooks to rings in the lower corners of the car
Rearing car raised and held up by portable windlass. 1. slot on end of car through which the longitudinal shaft runs when car is raised; 2. longitudinal shaft; 3. side window of car; 4. portable 'horse' and windlass
Miner using a windlass to hoist materials from a mine during the winter, possibly Yukon Territory, ca. 1900
Miner using a windlass to hoist materials from mine during the winter, Fairbanks, ca. 1907
Mackerel Purse-Seine Fishery
Deck plan of schooner: 1, bowsprit; 2, windlass; 3, jib-sheet traveller; 4, foremast; 5, fore companion; 6, fore-hatch grating; 7, main-hatch; 8, brake of quarter deck; 9, mainmast; 10, after-hatch; 11, grating to stow seines on; 12, barrel-head box; 13, stove pipe; 14, skylight; 15, cabin companion-slide; 16, companion stairs; 17, steering wheel; 18, wheel-box
Cutting-In Tackle. 1-Lower block strapped with rope a, a, a and blubber-hook g shackled into grommet d. The ropes c, c, c, are for handling block easily and the back-lashing h is held by the officer when directing the point of hook into hole in blubber.
2-Upper-blocks, b; guy-block, c; pendant-shackles, a, and links.
3-Lower-blocks, b strapped with chain d and sister-hooks c into which tail may be coupled by means of link e.
4-Cutting-tackle hung from mast. It is guyed out by guy-block and rope c, and end of cutting-falls e are led to windlass.
Small blubber-hook used in handling blubber on deck.
Cutting-In a Right Whale or Bowhead.
A-Fluke-chain adjusted to the "small."
B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board.
Seining spawning salmon on the McCloud River, California, at the Baird station. Steam power has now replaced the hand windlass
Scow, with Dredge and Windlass, Employed in Mussel Fishery of Mississippi River
Steam Windlass and Capstan [aboard the Albatross]
Man and boy beside windlass at mining operation, location unknown, n.d.
Two miners leaning against a windlass as they watch a third man weigh a large nugget, Sulphur Creek, Yukon Territory, ca. 1900
Miner using a windlass to hoist materials from a shaft at a mining operation, Eldorado Mine, Yukon Territory, Spring 1897
Gold miner hoisting a bucket with a windlass at a claim near Dawson, Yukon Territory, March 1900
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