These top-quality, functional blocks are of a style that old riggers called turtle blocks, because of their rounded cheeks and full shells.
The beautiful schooner Caroline, built by Lawley in Boston in 1915, was a well-known luxury yacht often seen here on the New England coast. She is gone now, but you can have some of her blocks. They were salvaged years ago.
Sailing out of New York, and later in her life out of Greenwich, Connecticut with The Boy Scouts, the old schooner was a relic of a finer era of yachting.
These top-quality, functional blocks are of a style that old riggers called turtle blocks, because of their rounded cheeks and full shells. The lot includes both single and double sheave blocks with bronze sheaves. They are all Merriman, or of Merriman quality.
They measure four and five inches (10-13 cm) with two and three-inch (5-8 cm) sheaves.
The exception is the larger 5.5 inch block with a larger sheave and a small, 7/8 inch swallow, probably used for wire.
They were once painted black and have some wear, but can be cleaned up for a classic boat. We are pleased to offer them at a very fair price.