Pulley sheave

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
One of twin pulley sheaves removed from oval concretion.
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Measurements
Dia 28, Th 6, Square socket 10 x 10
Media/Materials description
Copper alloy
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. One of twin pulley sheaves associated with the ship's rigging or lifting systems.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA6219.2

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