Patent Model - Improvement in Hoisting-Hooks

Maker and role
John Tappan, Patentee
Production date
Mar 03 1874
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Iron, leather
Measurements
11 1/2 x 3 x 1" (29.2 x 7.6 x 2.5cm)
Description
Tappan's patent "consists in the combination of such a pair of hooked, crossed, and pivoted levers, usually termed hoisting-hooks, and a rod or mechanism for holding them open while they may be descending or being lowered for the purpose of being engaged with or seizing upon a box or other article..." (Patent Number 148,263)
Object number
2015.14.1715
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No
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