Timber tongs (1 handled) / lifting tongs (2 handled)

identifier

ID 37

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 87.0422 L=31,5cm WD=11cm WT=500gr. Inscription: BUSHMAN Svensk Kvalitet MADE IN SWEDEN EIA Edsbyns Industri AB.

holotype

MOT V 2004.0203 L=135cm WD=23cm WT=5500gr. Inscription: WARREN AXE & TOOL Co. 126.

alias

carrier tongs (syn.)

alias

timber grapple (syn.) (SELLENS: 474)

alias

carrying hook (syn.) (SELLENS: 474)

alias

lug hook (syn.) (SELLENS: 474)

alias

timber carrier (syn.) (SELLENS: 474)

alias

log tongs (syn.) (SLOANE: 43)

alias

log carrier (syn.) (BARNES: 202)
description

The lifting tongs are a hand tool for carrying or towing relatively light tree trunks, telephone poles, etc.

The lifting tongs for two men consists of two metal hooks that are hinged to each other and are attached to the center of a wooden stick (approx. 100-150 cm). Often the hooks can also rotate. The stick is grasped by two men walking on either side of the trunk. Due to the weight, the points stick into the wood. The pole should be about one meter longer than the center line of the trunks to prevent the legs of the porters from rubbing against it.

The timber tongs for one man are a small tool (approx. 30 cm) with a number of interacting levers between handle and hooks (approx. 10 cm). It is operated by one man and is used to carry relatively short pieces.

The tool can be distinguished from the tie tongs for rails and the wood hook. [MOT]

Two-handled lifting tongs MOT V 2004.0203