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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Wall Crane

This wall crane was originally used in a general warehouse. Wall cranes were often seen atop or on the side of canalside buildings, and were used to haul cargo from the boats into the warehouses. This wall crane is structured with a gearing system and manual handle for raising and lowering loads.This type of crane was in widespread use in the 19th century.
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If you walk along the Regent's Canal to Camden, you can see the brackets for former wall cranes in several places.
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Wall cranes such as this would have been used to haul cargo from boats in the canals to warehouses.
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Cargo and Handling, Ground Floor, London Canal Museum
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