At 01:34 25/01/2004, John Germain wrote:
>This is a term I have never encountered before:
Whim - winding/lifting device in mining - power could be applied by horse,
water or steam. Initially got hauling product - the men climbed ladders.
Whims were also used to lift water from wells (and mines) and in the USA a
horse version powered ferryboats.