Boston and Lockport Block Company

1890

Late 19th Century Trade Catalog of Ships Blocks

Late 19th Century Catalog of Ships Blocks

DESCRIPTION: Early trade catalog of ships blocks (pulleys) from a well-known U.S. manufacturer, the Boston and Lockport Block Company ca. 1890. That business was incorporated in 1887 combining the Bagnall and Loud Block Company of Boston and the Penfield Block Company of Lockport, New York.

In 1889 the company's offices and warehouses were reported as located on Commercial and Fulton Streets in Boston, Massachusetts. The company operated a factory located at 210 Market Street in Lockport, N.Y. from the mid 1800's until the early 1900's.

List of contents from the index includes:
  • Blocks for rope straps
  • Dead eyes
  • Fiddle blocks for yachts
  • Jib sheet blocks for yachts
  • New style yacht blocks with wooden cheeks
  • Snatch blocks for yachts
  • Wood dock blocks
  • Wrought iron blocks
Boston and Lockport used a star as their brand mark. Many of the pages in the catalog are overprinted in yellow with a star and the phrase "Star Brand". 47 pages plus index.

CREATOR: Boston and Lockport Block Company

PUBLICATION DATE: 1890

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Leather cover with evidence of usage. Pages complete, intact and tight with light age toning. Edges with gold leaf gilt .

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: N/A

SIZE: 3 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $155


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