Historical information

Pulpwood was often split by hand or with black powder splitting guns into more manageable sizes and cut into 8 foot lengths (or billets).
Billets were first stacked endwise to drain the sap and lighten the load before they were loaded by hand onto flat bed trucks for transport to the mills.
This long length metal hook was used to pull and manoeuvre the pulpwood billets onto the truck.
The advent of excavators in logging operations in the 1970s led to the loading and carting pulpwood in long tree lengths.

Physical description

Long steel tool with handle on one end and hook on the other.