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    Posted 7 years ago

    foundobjec…
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    I believe this is for moving blocks of ice It is hand forged with a wood handle.The block woud be 20' x 13" by however high.

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    1. RobH, 7 years ago
      You are right about it being used with ice, it's called a pole grapple, as seen at these links:

      http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-hand-forged-ice-pole-grapple-421379485

      http://books.google.com/books?id=T4w4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA294&lpg=PA294&dq=%22pole+grapple%22+ice&source=bl&ots=ZlDNp4VSOj&sig=CPXJX5Usu2tQ5qxINCJdxna8le8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HKmDVKHKJ8ygyAT7_4G4CA&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22pole%20grapple%22%20ice&f=false

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