Chain hook

identifier

ID 1116

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 2006.0145 L=77cm WD=12cm H=11,5cm WT=1576gr
description

The chain hook is an approx. 80 cm long iron hook with a T or ring handle, with which heavy (anchor) chains can be transported on ships or in the harbor, for example during a check. When the vessel is stopped by a chain when launching a boat, the worker at the capstan catches that chain with the aid of two shorter chain hooks (1). [MOT]

(1) FROST: 140.