Being offered for sale is the antique CAST IRON & WOODEN SNATCH BLOCK / BLOCK & TACKLE by unknown maker (no visible maker's mark(s)), from circa the late 19th or early 20th century (best guess), as seen in the pictures/as described in the title. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES. Being offered for sale AS-FOUND, uncleaned and as a HOME DECOR, DISPLAY and/or COLLECTOR'S PIECE (see condition notes below). May require a thorough detailing to bring to its full potential. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back...no questions asked!
Good/VG antique condition with moderate -to- severe overall wear from normal use and/or exposure to the elements over the past 100+ years. Iron/steel parts are all rusted & pitted. Wood is dry and brittle and has some damage throughout (mostly at bottom, see pics 5-7). Otherwise, NO breaks or repairs. Wheel spins freely and smoothly. Quick release hook functions like-new. Feels ultra strong but due to the deterioration of materials, we DO NOT suggest any practical use and are offering it as a DISPLAY/DECOR piece only. Superbly rich patina throughout. See pics.
Measures 15" tall (overall) x approx. 4-3/4" wide (at body) x 4" deep/thick (at body). Wheel is 4" diameter with approx. 1-1/4" groove. Hook is approx. 7" tall x 4-1/2" wide, (overall, at largest points). Weighs 10 lbs. 7.5 oz..