Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
An Unusually Fine Late Gothic Crossbow Windlass, ca. 1500-20
The German term is Seilwinde.
Of wrought iron, inlaid with two engraved copper-alloy panels depicting St. George Slaying the Dagon and St. Geneviève of Brabant respectively;
the wooden crank handles missing.
- Christie's, April 17, 1988 (top attachment)
- Czerny's, October 17, 2008.