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Small two pronged bale hook with swastikas drawn on the wooden handle

Object | Accession Number: 2004.705.7

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    Small two pronged bale hook with swastikas drawn on the wooden handle
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Small forked bale hook with hand drawn swastikas that may be been used in Europe during the Holocaust. This short type of hook generally would be used to move bags and bundles in warehouses.
    Date
    undated: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Robert L. White

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Tools and Equipment
    Category
    Hand tools
    Object Type
    Hooks (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Cylindrical turned dark brown wooden handle into which is inserted an iron rod that extends into two sharply pointed, curved prongs. The rod is wrapped in stained cord and the handle is stained, scratched, and worn from use. A swastika has been crudely drawn in blue ink onto each circular flat handle edge.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.625 inches (9.208 cm) | Width: 2.875 inches (7.303 cm) | Depth: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, wood, cord, ink, varnish stain

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Hooks--History.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The baling hook was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by the Estate of Robert L. White.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:49
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