Block-and-tackle blocks, 19th century

Block-and-tackle blocks, 19th century

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Caption: Block-and-tackle blocks, 19th-century artwork. These devices are part of block-and-tackle lifting systems, with a rope threaded between pulleys. The design of a block-and-tackle system enables the lifting of heavy loads. Artwork from 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana' (1845).

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