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Object ID # 1972.005.002
Object Name Latch
Other Name Hook, Gate
Title Hand-Forged Gate Hook
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Date 19th-century?
Artist Unidentified blacksmith
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Grey County, Ontario
Description Hand-forged, six-inch long hook (gate hook) with a twist.
Makers mark None
Provenance Original provenance/maker unknown. Belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Donald "Dan" McCallum of Derby Township, Grey County. Later owned by Rebecca Waterton (neƩ McNabb), of Sullivan Township, Grey County.

Collection Architectural Items Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions L-15.24 cm
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People McCallum, Dan
Waterton, Beckie
Subjects Gates
Search Terms Derby Township
Function Farms and even town residences used to have fences and gates around their yards, to keep wandering livestock from getting at gardens. A hook like this was blacksmith-made and it would have caught into a metal loop of some kind in order to likely close a gate.