|Title||Longshoremen's hooks used by Donald "Red" Barrett on the Hoboken docks in the 1960's.|
|Object Name||Hook, Cargo|
|Other Name||longshoreman's hook|
|Collection||Hoboken Longshoremen Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Donald "Red" Barrett|
Longshoremen's hooks used by Donald "Red" Barrett (Hoboken resident) on the Hoboken docks in the 1960's. Ca. 4" long wood handle with 3 to 3-1/2" long metal hook. Plastic tubing around hook shank. Two examples, a left handed and right handed one.
The small size of each hook in this set was for coffee, peppers and similarly bagged items. The one with black tubing has a hook extending 3-1/2" from handle and the one with red-brown tubing is 3" long. Hooks are 1-3/8"
A good example of work gear used by a union worker at the Hoboken docks for loading and unloading ships. Barrett, known as "Red" Barrett, was a longtime employee at the piers (as well as a photographer who documented them and the work.) He retired sometime in the 1970s.
Barrett has related that these were handmade, not stock items manufactured for the profession.
|Year Range from||1960|
|Year Range to||1972|
Barrett, Donald "Red"
International Longshoremen's Association
|Caption||pair of longshoreman hooks used by Donald "Red" Barrett|
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