block and tackle

Catalog Number
metal hook with two metal pullies and rope.
Objects from 2013.29 belonged to Holland, MI resident Leon M. Hopkins (1914-1993). Leon appears in the 1920 US Census as a 15 year old Holland resident living with his parents Florence and Clifford and 7 siblings.
In 1940, Leon began working at the Holland Post Office, where he would remain through 1954.
It was during that period (roughly 1940-42) that Leon joined the US Coast Guard.
Leon’s wife was Johanna Bolte (1914-2013). She taught in the Holland Public Schools during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
In 1958, the Hopkins’ left Holland for Western Springs, IL. They returned in 1993.
Gift of
Hopkins, Steve and Mike