Nautical pulleys were found on cargo, fishing and other maritime commercial boats as well as dockside locations. In their first days, these mechanical marvels were a breakthrough as they helped haul, move and maneuver heavy loads. Two to four ropes would wrap through the pulley system, allowing crew members to haul, hoist and move large fish crates or miscellaneous items. Antique nautical pulleys were made out of wood or cast iron. These relics are highly sought after for home, office or den decor use. Decorate your husbands favorite spot with a selection of our amazing pulleys. They are found in both rustic, rusty appearance, or the amazingly cleaned up, restored and hardly used condition.