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Joined pair of wooden pulley blocks for running rigging on a sailing ship.

Date: 1960s
Dimensions:
Overall (laid flat): 2105 x 260 x 190 mm, 15700 g
Medium: Wood, rope, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Trustees of the Sydney Training Depot
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Pulley blocks
Object No: 00047428

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    Description
    Pair of circular wooden pulley blocks, known as dead-eyes, for running rigging on a sailing ship. The two wooden blocks each feature three rope grooves through the centre and a groove around the outer circumference which on one block features several coils of rope and on the other block a strip of metal. Two lengths of rope are intertwined through and around the blocks, both of which end in a metal eyelet with a metal shackle attached.
    SignificanceOf unknown origin, the blocks are typical of sailing ship rigging and equipment and demonstrate sailing technology and crafts.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Joined pair of wooden pulley blocks for running rigging on a sailing ship

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

    Web title: Joined pair of wooden pulley blocks for running rigging on a sailing ship.

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