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Manual load lifter
This intriguing bit of kit caught my eye as I was passing. I have no idea what it's proper name is but it looks like a hand-cranked manual precursor to a fork lift!
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Album name:Silversnapper / Monochromes
Keywords:Load lifter
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File Size:229 KB
Date added:Sep 15, 2013
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Date Time:2013:09:15 10:23:42
DateTime Original:2013:09:12 11:56:25
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George  [Sep 15, 2013 at 05:13 PM]
Pallet trucks we call 'em nowadays, or Sack Barra even
Another smashing shot very well suited to mono, with a lovely range of tones and detail.
So much so I can spot the intriguing tapered dog locking boss on the base of the cranking handle.
And do you notice behind the Sack Barra, leaning against the door, are a couple of Coal Shovels , shaped like a Spade symbol on a pack of cards. There is a smaller version, Stone Shovel, 'cos the stone was much heavier than coal so a smaller shovel was needed.
Great shot, like it loads.
alanuk  [Sep 16, 2013 at 01:22 PM]
Now I thought that "sacks barras" was basically a platform on wheels. I have visions of them being loaded with milk churns from a railway van. I think you're right about the analogy with a fork lift truck. Now George has mentioned the coal shovels, I can see that they are just that and not part of the cart as I originally thought. I like the texture of the brick floor and the woodwork.