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Grappling Hook for Cliffs or Water Searches


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Old 10-25-2018, 12:06:24 PM
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Default Grappling Hook for Cliffs or Water Searches

Hi,
I found this in my mom outbuilding. First I thought this was a grappling hook for cliffs but then I thought maybe its for underwater searches. While the top dimensions are 5/8" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/2", the bottom dimensions are
3 1/2" x 4 5/8" x 5 1/2". Thank you for your assistance in helping to identify this item.

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Old 10-25-2018, 12:36:18 PM
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Default Re: Grappling hook for cliffs or water searches

I made 3 for the local fire dept used in a drowning case they wanted them out of 1/4 stock so if they hooked bottom they could bend them. It doesn't take that much to raise a body!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:27:27 PM
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Default Re: Grappling hook for cliffs or water searches

I used to use hooks like that for trapping, mostly for coon
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:22:26 AM
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Default Re: Grappling hook for cliffs or water searches

Similar to what i make for wreck fishing. 1" round stock for shank, 1/4"round stock for hooks bent in 6" semi circle welded to shank. Easy to pull out when done and re-shape.
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Default Re: Grappling hook for cliffs or water searches

That is very interesting that you used hooks like these in trapping like raccoons. I found this animal trap in my mom's outbuilding. He might have done the same. Thank you.

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Default Re: Grappling Hook for Cliffs or Water Searches

The hooks look awful heavy for water searches...... certainly not for bodies...I think you would be bringing up the bottom of the lake with these...never did like the sight of the hooks we used for body recoveries....
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:31:06 PM
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I watched a movie last night with a scene in an old meat freezer. There were hooks exactly like this one all over the ceiling with various chunks of meat hanging on them.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:04:42 PM
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Default Re: Grappling Hook for Cliffs or Water Searches

There were several of these hooks in our work shop. A lot hand dug wells on the farm. When some one's bucket rope broke the bucket ended up in the well. Easier to retrieve the bucket with hook than letting some one down in the well to clean it. There were special devices made for bored wells. This was in the 1940 years.
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How did they work for coon Scooby?
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