Cant Hook

Creator

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator
Culture: probably American

Subject

agricultural equipment; historic landscapes; estates (agricultural); country houses; Hudson River, United States; historic farms; logging

Description

A cant hook is a logging tool consisting of a wooden handle with a movable metal hook at one end called a dog. It is used for handling and turning logs and cants (squared logs). The cant hook has a blunt tip, often bearing teeth.

Coverage

Repository: Montgomery Place (American repository, 1802 CE-), Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess, New York, United States

Source

Bard College, Montgomery Place Collection

Date

probably ca. 19th century-early 20th century

Contributor

Sponberg-Paraday, Livia (photographer)

Rights

Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery
Place Collection.

Format

iron (metal); wood (plant material)

Type

cant hooks
Classification: tools; object (utilitarian); woodworking tools

Identifier

Order Number: 900000
Image Number: 21992284

Files

21992284-21992284.jpg

Citation

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator and Culture: probably American, “Cant Hook,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1862.

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