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Object ID # 1993.046.001
Object Name Windlass
Title Windlass & Boom from a Tow Truck
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 1930s
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1940
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a tow truck's windlass and boom, very likely from the 1930s. It is a steel and iron. item that has been painted black all over. Its manufacturer is unknown. This windlass and boom was eventually added to the museum's 1936 Chevrolet Tow Truck in 2010. It lacks a crank handle.


Provenance Unknown. Last owned by Allan Patterson who worked at "Al & El's Garage" at Palmerston, Ontario. He told museum staff that the windlass and boom dates from the 1930s.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Paint
Found Palmerston, Ontario
People Patterson, Allan
Function A device used to help tow a vehicle behind a tow truck