Assorted fishing lines, hooks and lures.

Angling

Assorted fishing lines, hooks and lures.

Assorted hooks for fly-fishing.

Angling

Assorted hooks for fly-fishing.

A fishing lure is an object which is attached to the end of a fishing line which is designed to resemble and move like the prey of a fish.

Artificial Bait

A fishing lure is an object which is attached to the end of a fishing line which is designed to resemble…

Food or other lure placed on a hook or in a trap and used in the taking of fish, birds, or other animals.

Fish Bait

Food or other lure placed on a hook or in a trap and used in the taking of fish, birds, or other animals.

"A Block is a pulley or a system of pulleys rotating on a pintle mounted in its frame or shell with its band and strap. There are many kinds of blocks, as a pulley block, a fiddle block, a fish block, a fly block, a heart block, a hook block, etc. A block and tackle is the block and the rope rove through it, for hoisting or obtaining a purchase."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Block and Tackle

"A Block is a pulley or a system of pulleys rotating on a pintle mounted in its frame or shell with…

"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

This garment fastener features a hook mechanism which secures two pieces of cloth together.

Garment Fastener

This garment fastener features a hook mechanism which secures two pieces of cloth together.

Hook baited with worm.

Fishing

Hook baited with worm.

Hook baited with worm.

Fishing

Hook baited with worm.

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

Fishing, Black and White

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

Fishing, Color

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

Fishing, Outline

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

Fishing, Silhouette

This sign indicates that fishing is permitted nearby.

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather guards, h plate glass front of lantern, i shutter by which lamps are trimmed, k lamps, l silver reflector. Revolving catoptric apparatus was applied to floating lights in England, and M. Letourneau, in 1851, proposed to employ a number of sets of dioptric apparatus in one lantern." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Floating Lights

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather…

Bar, usually metal, with a central loop and a hook at each end, used to hang a carcass for butchering; a roof that has two pitches on each side, where the upper roof area has less slope than the lower roof areas.

Butcher Gambrel

Bar, usually metal, with a central loop and a hook at each end, used to hang a carcass for butchering;…

"GIN-BLOCK. A simple form of tackle-block with a single wheel, over which a rope runs. It has a hook by which it swings from the jib of a crane or the sheer of a gin." -Whitney, 1911

Gin-Block

"GIN-BLOCK. A simple form of tackle-block with a single wheel, over which a rope runs. It has a hook…

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head, to which the bunt-jigger is hooked to assist in furling the sail." -Whitney, 1911

Glut

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head,…

A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by mans of a drum or lift wheel around which rope or chain wraps. In this case manually operated, with a wire rope as a its lifting medium. The load is attached to the hoist by means of a lifting hook.

Hoisting and Conveying Apparatus

A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by mans of a drum or lift wheel around which…

This cant hook is a traditional logging tool very similar to a peavey featuring a movable hook. This tool was commonly used to move logs.

Cant Hook

This cant hook is a traditional logging tool very similar to a peavey featuring a movable hook. This…

This grass hook, which is a shorter version of a scythe, both are agricultural tools for mowing grass or reaping crops.

Grass Hook

This grass hook, which is a shorter version of a scythe, both are agricultural tools for mowing grass…

A lifting hook is a device used for grabbing and lifting loads by means of a device such as a hoist or crane. Lifting hooks are usually equipped with a safety latch to prevent the disengagement of the lifting wire rope sling, chain or rope to which the load is attached. Hooks may have one or more built in pulleys to amplify the lifting force.

Safety Purpose Lifting Hook

A lifting hook is a device used for grabbing and lifting loads by means of a device such as a hoist…

"The middle one an ordinary hook tool, suited for outside work on wrought iron or steel, and the one above it a left hand tool which can be used also for inside. Their cutting edges are of course forged and ground straighter or more pointed or otherwise varied according to circumstances, and for cast iron or brass the angle of the edge is made much less acute, as in the lowest of the three in the engaving." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Slide-Rest Tools

"The middle one an ordinary hook tool, suited for outside work on wrought iron or steel, and the one…

"The handling consists of lifting the hides out of the pit by means of a tanner's hook, piling them on the side till they drain, and returning them into the pit, the hide on the top in one handling going to the bottom in the next." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Tanner's Hook

"The handling consists of lifting the hides out of the pit by means of a tanner's hook, piling them…

An instrument for describing ellipses, often called a trammel.

Elliipsograph Tool

An instrument for describing ellipses, often called a trammel.

"Vibration of a wire. A conducting copper wire, w, is suspended by a loop from a hook of the same metal, which passes through the arm of metal or wood, as seen in the cut. The upper end of the hook terminates in the cup P, to contain mercury. The lower end of the copper wire just touched the mercury, Q, contained in a little trough about an inch long, formed in the wood on which the horseshoe magnet, M, is laid, the mercury being equally distant from the two poles. The cup, N, has a stem of wire which passes through the wood of the platform into the mercury, this end of the wire being tinned, or amalgamated, so as to form a perfect contact." —Comstock, 1850

Wire Vibration

"Vibration of a wire. A conducting copper wire, w, is suspended by a loop from a hook of the same metal,…