Nautical capstan, illustration

Nautical capstan, illustration

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Credit: CCI ARCHIVES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nautical capstan. Historical artwork of sailors using a nautical capstan, a mechanical device used to move heavy weights. It consists of a rotating drum (centre) used to winch a rope that is wrapped around it. Illustration first printed in 1700.

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