Snatch block; Sewnella Bros. Ltd Victoria Australia; 1890's; 2008-07
Snatch blockAbout this object
The snatch block used in the timber industry. It allowed the surplus wire rope to be taken around the open jaws that clamped shut when the tension was applied. It is made of cast steel and has a patent number. Used around the late 19th century when trees were felled to make way for farmland in the North Taranaki area.Maker
Cast steel, and wire ropeSubject and Association Description
Steel snatch block used in the logging industry late 19th century when trees were felled to make way for farmland in North TaranakiCredit Line
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This is made by Trewhella Bros who are still going today in the UK. Famous for the legendary trewhella monkey winch designed for uprooting trees. Believe it or not you can still get these grabs and the winches today brand new at http://www.trewhella.co.uk/winches.php the grabs shown here: http://www.trewhella.co.uk/grabs.php there is a bit on the history of them too. I still use my winch and grab here in the uk for pulling trees over, phenomenal pulling winching power, but not for the light hearted!!
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