"A still more common form, much used in drawing water from wells and loaded buckets from mines, is shown [here]. Instead of a wheel, we have here a winch, or handle, attached to the axle." —Quackenbos 1859

Winch

"A still more common form, much used in drawing water from wells and loaded buckets from mines, is shown…

"Windlass.—The common windlass for drawing water is another modification of the wheel and axle. The winch, or crank, by which it is turned, is moved around by the hand, and there is no difference in the principle, whether a whole wheel is turned, or a single spoke. The winch, therefore, answers to the wheel, while the rope is taken up, and the weight raised by the axle, as already described." —Comstock, 1850

Windlass

"Windlass.—The common windlass for drawing water is another modification of the wheel and axle.…

An illustration of a woman balancing on a wheel.

Woman Balancing

An illustration of a woman balancing on a wheel.

An illustration of a woman standing next to a spinning wheel.

Woman with Spinning Wheel

An illustration of a woman standing next to a spinning wheel.

Lefthand single thread worm and worm wheel.

Worm And Worm Wheel

Lefthand single thread worm and worm wheel.

Righthand single thread worm and worm wheel.

Worm And Worm Wheel

Righthand single thread worm and worm wheel.