Pulley block

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Double pulley block consisting of two sheaves planked with rectangular wooden end plates inset with round-flanged bronze coaks. Badly degraded. .
Measurements
Sheaves Th.>25 Planks 99x45x17, Coaks O/dia 65, I/Dia 23 Latex pin cast dia 23 25 square head
Media/Materials description
Wood/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.
This double pulley block would have been part of the ship's rigging or lifting equipment. Consisting of two sheaves planked with rectangular wooden end plates inset with round-flanged bronze coaks.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA18

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