Posting ID : A1068519627
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Antiques By Owner
Manufactured by the Boston & Lockport Block Co. 9 1/2 inch block with 5" pulleys. Refinished in natural hues.
"THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
The proper making of tackle-blocks, so that they shall be strong, durable, and adapted to their uses, is a department of work in which skilful Bay-State workmen have achieved unusual success. The chief establishment in this line in America is the Boston and Lockport Block Company, whose factories are at East Boston (Mass.) and Lockport (N. Y.). Here is made the vast majority of all the tackle-blocks used in this country. Many of these are covered by special patents. The self-adjusting five-roller bushed tackle-blocks, for durability and for ease of hoisting excel everything in this line, and received a gold medal from the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, in 1890. The Batts Patent Differential Hoist, by means of which one man can hoist full capacity even up to ten thousand pounds, is probably the simplest and most durable hoist in the market, and is used by bridge-builders, machine-shops, and others. This, too, was awarded a gold-medal by the Mechanic Association. Their Metaline Bushed Block is self-lubricating, and was the first of its kind ever introduced to the public (by this firm, in 1876). The tackle-blocks made by this company are sold over a wide territory, not only throughout this country, but many foreign countries. Their uses are unlimited for all hoisting purposes. The Boston & Lockport Company was incorporated in 1887, with a paid-in capital of $300,000, and was a consolidation of the Bagnall & Loud Block Company of Boston (established in 1840) and the Penfield Block Co., of Lockport (N. Y.). The success of this establishment has been due mainly to its superior quality of goods, with thoroughly trustworthy workmanship. The five-pointed star, which is the patented trade-mark, is always indicative of the best grades."..."King's Handbook of the United States" 1891...author: Moses King (1853-1909).