Is it an ancient mariner’s hoist, or a miller’s block and tackle, or a coffee warehouse pulley from a bygone age? Now I open the question to you, what could this interesting wooden device be used for then…and now?
How it came to be in my possession is a story of high adventure, curiosity-awakening mulling and generosity by donor. Time had clearly worn grooves in its memory while removing the sheen of a once pure wood. Perhaps it was a piece of rescued flotsam, after the sea water had stripped it down.
After some cleaning off, and then rubbing in several layers of shellac, it started to show some fine luster. It’s a smart piece of curiosity, even if it’s from planet Earth.
I look forward to your ideas, guesses and general musings to help restore this treasure to its rightful name. The most original comment can look forward to a unique hand-made gift as a token of thanks.