An example of the wire supported single sheave block at a hoisting point.

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Bruce Comfort on September 26, 2011

This photograph was obtained with the access to the building granted by Mojo Coffee Company. The building is private property and no right of public access exists as far as I am aware. Inasmuch as Mojo encourages people to enter a small part of the building behind a yellow line, to look and purchase coffee beans etc, it is reasonable to say that some of this historic apparatus can be seen "through the door"

This shot shows the splices and eyes and shackles and the single sheave wooden pulley suspended itself on wire cable, which runs along the length of the building on both sides and is attached in what seems an arbitrary fashion to any supporting member of the roof structure that is in the right place. The sag in this supporting cable would be exaggerated on lifting a load so one can presume that the loads were light by "crane" standards.

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  • Uploaded on September 10, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: SAMSUNG ES65, ES67 / VLUU ES65, ES67 / SAMSUNG SL50
    • Taken on 2011/09/01 16:08:38
    • Exposure: 0.022s (1/45)
    • Focal Length: 13.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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