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'No 2' Baling hook

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 290 x 155 mm, 150 g
Medium: Metal, wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection gift from Joseph Caruana
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Hook
Object No: 00044425

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    Description
    'No 2' baling hook used by Joseph Caruana, a wharf labourer during the 1950s and later. This hook was made to order by a local manufacturer at Millers Point. This type of hook was produced in three sizes: 1; 2; and 3. Four labourers, each equipped with a hook, were needed to lift a single bale of wool.
    HistoryThe hook is a 'number 2', used for lifting bales of wool, which needed high lifting. A bale was lifted by four men, with a hook at each corner. The hook was made by a supplier at Millers Point, who made baling hooks to order. Hooks were made in different sizes, numbers 1, 2 and 3.

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