Knowles, Ivan

Wooden Block

Wooden Block

Wooden Block


A small block consisting of a rusted steel pulley, with a groove for the rope, fastened in worn and bleached wooden frame by pins on which it once revolved. The block is fastened by pins to a heavy steel hook. Condition: Much rusted and worn. Rust stains mark both sides of the case. Such blocks were used for light work; for example in a hay mow or in raising a butchered animal. Later, this must have been used in the woods. Ivan Knowles found it when he was clearing his land above Battle Creek.


block and tackle, Farm Equipment


Knowles, Ivan

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:



28.5 cm L x 10 cm W x 8 cm H

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