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Bale Hook

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
Wood handle with curved rusted metal hock ending in a sharp point. One Hook is plain but longer. One hook is shorter and has inscription M.DALTON. on each side of handle. Third hook is much shorter, has dual hooks and a shaped handle.
Size
Large - 27 x 20 x 11.5. Med - 24 x 20 x 9. Small 14 x 11 x4.5 (h,w,d in cm)
Object Registration
7834
Historical information
The bale hooks were used on the Dennys Lascelles building's show floor by the donor's father Maurice Dalton. Maurice was the foreman of the show floor of the Dennys Lacscelles building until his retirement after 34 years with the company and also worked as a wool classer in rural Victoria and New South Wales.
When Made
1900-1980
Inscriptions & Markings
Handle of bale hook. Mirrored. Wording: M.Dalton.
Last updated
16 Jul 2019 at 10:47AM