Tie tongs

identifier

ID 295

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 82.0864 L=96cm WD=92cm WT=9200gr
alias
rail carrying tongs (syn.)
alias
sleeper carrying tongs (syn.)
description

Railway workers can easily move railroad ties or sleepers with these carrying tongs. The jaws are adapted to the load as there are carrying tongs for road curbs, crucibles, railroad tracks, etc. The arms move away from each other so that they automatically clamp when the tool is lifted. These tongs are one of the few tongs that are handled by two people.

See also the two handled lifting tongs of a lumberman. [MOT]

MOT V 87.0479                                            L=88cm W=100cm