Industrial-design ideas

Lewmar nautical winch

Chrome Lewmar nautical winch Cutaway of an Arco nautical winch showing the brass body and roller bearings

Having spent most of the last week staring at one of these I thought I'd post a couple of images of a nautical winch. These things are beautifully made, with a solid brass machined body, stainless steel roller-bearings and a loud, reassuring tick from the ratchet during use. Perfectly designed for their purpose and built to last a lifetime at sea.

Cutaway photo via www.arco-winches.com