Vintage original Almon Johnson, Inc. Instruction Book’ / Operators Manual for the Johnson type Stern Anchor Winch on the US Navy LST Ships — big windlass unit powered by a 50hp Westinghouse DC electric motor — sections include- table of contents with multiple fold-outs; part I: Operating instructions (27pgs); part II: Winch Plans and data (9 fold-out pgs); part III: Motor plans and instructions 2 fold-outs pgs. ; part IV: Solenoid brake plans and data; part V: Control Plans & Data: 4 fold-outs + 38 pgs. – — a rather comprehensive manual with the 5 sections, and dozens of schematic/illustrated fold-out pages / measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/2 in. / stiff covers/post binding -. Used with moderate wear — from the LST Memorial site. Electric-powered stern anchor winches on the LSTs resemble towing winches on fleet tugs, but they are specifically designed for the job they do. The winches were supplied by. Sandy Hill Iron & Brass Works, Hudson Falls, New York. & Joy Manufacturing Co, Franklin, Pennsylvania with designs by Almon A Johnson Inc, New York, New York. They can be set to pay out at three different speeds and heave in at four speeds. While they are not constant-tension winches, they can be set to automatically keep a strain on the anchor cable to prevent the stern of the LST from swinging around while beached..- we are always listing interesting items of Historical Technology. Free Local pick-up is an option. Thank you for visiting our site. The item “WWII JOHNSON 50hp ELECTRIC STERN ANCHOR WINCH/WINDLASS Manual USN LST SHIP vtg” is in sale since Wednesday, January 29, 2020. This item is in the category “eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Manuals & Literature\Boats & Watercraft”. The seller is “timewarping” and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Make: Johnson
- Boat & Watercraft Type: Military Tank Landing Ship