Stringing snatch block with a 20" diameter, 6 ½" wide, aluminum sheave. A stringing block is used to distribute wire or cable used in the transmission of information or electricity (e.g. telephone and power lines). This block was likely used in a marine application such as laying underwater cable. A nylon band lines the groove of the sheave to protect the wire or cable in use, as well as the pulley itself. The block, with an upset shackle connection, is composed of steel and has a coating of gray paint that has chipped in areas revealing the rust below.
This pulley block was salvaged off the coast of Fernandina Beach, Florida, with the help of a marine salvage diving company. Watch our very own Mike Whiteside take a dive for this treasure, and more, in Season 9, Episode 13, of the DIY Network show "Salvage Dawgs".
Weight: 101 lbs.
Item Measurements: 20(L) x 12.75(W) x 37.75(H)
As seen on Season 9, Episode 13.