|Object ID #||1972.005.002|
|Other Name||Hook, Gate|
|Title||Hand-Forged Gate Hook|
|Lexicon category||10: Unclassifiable Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Grey County, Ontario|
Hand-forged, six-inch long hook (gate hook) with a twist.
Original provenance/maker unknown. Belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Donald "Dan" McCallum of Derby Township, Grey County. Later owned by Rebecca Waterton (neé McNabb), of Sullivan Township, Grey County.
|Collection||Architectural Items Collection|
|Found||Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|
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.