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What is it?

We are beginning to get somewhere now. A cable does go round the thing you are looking at, and it is lifting or lowering something, but it’s not water…

ESW
Scunthorpe

my guess is it was to raise/lower a bucket/container of water/something ~ and the rope/chain wound round the thing we’re looking at

London

Is it some sort of drive, in that a band went round this drum and the other end round another drum/cog that drove a machine?

Essex UK

Fossil wrote:

Is something placed in it?

No, something went round it – but that something is no longer there.

It didn’t dry anything either.

ESW
Scunthorpe

Is it for drying anything?

Essex UK

Is something placed in it?

London

Would a larger picture help?

ESW
Scunthorpe

This was working long before we thought of air conditioners.

ESW
Scunthorpe

An air exchanger or an old fashioned air conditioning unit?

It looks as if it could be, but isn’t.

ESW
Scunthorpe
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