Since there are few sources for detailed manufacturing information about the Braden J2 winch, much of the information on the subject here is from other internet resources or discussion with collectors. I cannot guarantee the content for its accuracy. Hopefully this page will stimulate conversation as to the history and use of the Braden J2 Capstan Winch on U.S. Military Jeeps and Weasels of WWII.
Additional information is welcomed. Please feel free to email me or to post it on the Braden Winch discussion board at G503.com.