Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550

Ship Salvage:

Block and tackle are used as a method to manually lift heavy loads. 
A system of two or more block pulleys with a rope (or "line") threaded between
makes up a tackle and provides mechanical advantage allowing much more weight to be lifted.
Blocks are also used to guide and change the direction of a sailing vessel's line for sails.

Deadeyes are also used on sailing vessels for rigging.

*Block pulleys pictured on this page are representative of the type we carry;
pieces pictured below have been sold unless
they say "available" under the picture

As always, please call or email for pricing and availability inquiries.







Block pulleys (salvaged):
All of the pulleys below are salvaged; most have been reconditioned, stripped and polished.  These come to us in a variety of sizes,
some with hooks, eyes, beckets, etc and some without.  Single wheeled, double wheeled and occasionally a triple wheel here and there...

Parts of a block pulley from the top "hook" down to the wooden "cheek", the "face" includes the 3
wood facias on each side of the brass "sheaves" (wheels) and on the bottom might be a metal "becket".

tiny single sheave block pulley

a nice pair of salvaged double sheaved pulleys make great bookends; call or email for availability

block brass sheaved pulleys
(Compare to Restoration Hardware's Objets D'Art!)

Salvaged brass sheave block pulleys: single blocks and double blocks

block pulleys

wood and steel single sheave block pulley by The Upson-Walton Co. Cleveland, Ohio (appx 18" total length, 8" wood cheek)

batch of various sized salvaged block pulleys

Salvaged brass sheaved block pulleys: single blocks and double blocks with aluminum or brass sheaves (wheels)

block pulleys 3 iron sheaves appx 11 1/4" cheeck
and 21" overall including hook and becket
*VERY heavy - 76 lbs each
these 2 available

batch of various sized salvaged block pulleys;
call or email for sizing

pair wood 3-sheave block pulleys
appx 15" t x 10" w x 8" deep

some of the pieces we salvage are more primitive
and very unique - this piece with a single wood sheave
appx 10"x4"x3"

primitive piece 2 wood sheave
appx 10"x5"x6" - available

primitive piece 3 wood sheaves
teardrop shape appx 10"x7"x4"

primitive piece 2 wood sheaves
appx 16"x11"x4" - available

vintage oak pulley appx 7 1/2" long (not incl rope)

vintage tiny brass sheave block pulley (lignum vitae)
by Merriman Bros - appx 3 1/2" cheek, 6" overall
Block pulleys (new production):
The pulleys in the section below are not salvaged; they are hand-made new-production pieces.
  Wood cheeks, brass sheaves, metal hook on top.

new production tiny block pulleys:
brass sheaves, metal hook
appx 9 1/2" overall height including hook, 4" cheek
multiple available
XXL Blocks - wood sheaves
dimensions are approximate and are given following this formula:
measurement of longest length across wood cheek x width across wood cheek x face dimension (perpendicular to sheaves)
Please call or email for pricing and availability

top: XXL block "A" 3 sheaves: appx 18" x 10 3/4 x 9"
bottom: XXL block "B" 3 sheaves:
22 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 12 1/4" available

top: XXL block "C" 2 sheaves: 18 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 7"
middle: XXL block "D" 3 sheaves: 20" x 13" x 9 3/4"
bottom: XXL block "E" 3 sheaves: 22" x 13" x 11"

top: XXL block "F" 3 sheaves:
19 1/4" x 11 1/2" x 11 available
bottom: XXL block "G" 3 sheaves:
26" x 16 1/2" x 10 available

XXL block "H" 3 sheaves and rope: 30" x 9" x 15"
*dimensions include rope

XXL block "I" w green rope: 3 sheaves
33" x 9" x 12 1/2" *cheek damage on this piece
*dimensions include rope

salvaged block pulleys "XL" sizes
cheek sizes appx 16-18", double WOOD sheaves

XXL salvaged block pulleys with wood sheaves
appx 25" x 14" x 11" *not incl rope

XXL salvaged block pulleys with wood sheaves
appx: 28" x 13" x 17" *not incl rope

XL salvaged block pulleys with wood sheaves


XXL block pulley with 3 wood sheaves:
appx 23" x 10" x 12" *not incl rope

4 sheaved appx 21" x 15" x 10"
*not incl rope

wood deadeye in shackle
(appx 7" diameter, total length 12 1/2")

oak/lignum vitae deadeye appx 5 1/4" OD

new production lightweight wood (not suitable for rigging - decoration only) deadeyes - oval (8") and round (5")
we used the deadeyes and salvaged line
to make a fun bannister here at the shop

NEW decorative round (appx 5 1/4" diam)
and teardrop (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") deadeyes

new production, decorative handmade (medium weight) wood deadeyes: teardrop shape appx 9" x 7" w x 3" thick
multiple available - 409.539.5469 - - 2202 Mechanic, Galveston, TX 77550 - Closed Tues & Wed