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Block Pulley
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Title: Block Pulley
Identifier: 2007.15.3
Donor: Norm & Jenny Dale
Item Date: 1890-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A metal and wood block pulley. The oval wooden block has a wheel with a groove between two flanges where a rope or cable can be threaded. There is a metal ring to attach it at the top and a loop with a metal hook at the bottom. The wood appears to have been stained.

These farm implements have hung in the Dale’s living room for over 20 years. They have been collected from various sources. Many have been painted or altered but will be used to enhance the displays in our barn at the Bradley Museum. The Dale's are long time volunteers at the Museums of Mississauga.

A pulley (also called a sheave or block) is a wheel with a groove between two flanges around its circumference. The groove normally locates a rope, cable or belt. Pulleys are used to change the direction of an applied force, transmit rotational motion, or realize a mechanical advantage in either a linear or rotational system of motion. From:
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