Join Date: Jan 2011
I forgot the pictures I was going to show.
The black and white picture shows the rounded under side of the rope holder, used in the 15th c.
The two pictures with the beige colored rope sling shows both the typical 15th c string hooks and also a rounded rope holder, but this one flat in the middle to sit better on the quite narrow late 15th c style tillers. Earlier 15th c tillers were rounder where the cranequin sat.
The last picture supplied by Michael shows a cranequin from 1504 with the 16th c style of string hooks.