Ore pick

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ID 1292
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MOT V 2020.0053 L=82cm WD=68cm WT=3400gr

description

The ore pick (1) is a hand tool used by dockworkers when unloading a ship's hold or moving bulk cargo such as ores. Compared to various picks, the metal is remarkably long (approx. 60-95 cm) in relation to the wooden handle (approx. 65 cm), which is almost at right angles connected in an eye. The pick narrows to a point, which is hammered into the ore to break it free for further scooping. [MOT]

(1) The proper name in English is yet unknown. The tool was certainly used by dockers in the port of Antwerp (EECKELAERT: 417).

MOT V 2020.0053