Box hook

identifier

MOT V Dv X 0023

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv X 0023 L=30cm L(steel)=12,4cm WD=3,5cm WT=324gr

alias

case hook (syn.) (SELLENS: 241)

alias

freight hook (syn.) (SELLENS: 241)
description

Metal S-shaped hook (approx. 30 cm) with straight or T-handle, used by the porter in ports to "move strong boxes or crates and other goods when the packaging and contents are not damaged" (1). It can be distinguished from the cotton hook and the wood hook. [MOT]

(1) JANSE: 27.