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Lewis
(#1148)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired my Lewis rack on eBay from Neil Edwards in 2008.

The Lewis is 272 mm. tall, 63 mm. wide, and 24 mm. thick. Mine weighs 659 g. The frame is made from 9.5 mm. stainless steel bent into shape, with an internal width of 31 mm. and a 22 mm. diameter coiled eye. There are five brake bars with angled slots. The bars are 19 mm. in diameter and 64 mm. long. Allowing 45 mm. for the rope leaves 42 mm. for spreading the bars.

All five bars have "LEWIS" stamped on the end opposite the slot.

Comments

This is a fairly standard short rack equipped with five bars, which essentially forces the user to use it as a constant friction device.