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Game Hook
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Title: Game Hook
Identifier: K.39.67
Item Date: 1890-1940
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: An iron hook with four upward curving prongs and centre loop. The hook is attached to one large round end link of a link chain. The hook is blacksmith made but the chain appears to be manufactured.

Hook would have been used to hang the meat of freshly killed animals. This type of hook allowed for several pieces of meat to be hung at one time. Single iron hooks would have been most commonly used in many early Canadian homes. The various type of game meat found on these hooks ranges from chicken, goose and cow but anything that was caught by families would have been eaten or used in someone way or another.
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