450. Hook for a Tri-ang Jones KL 44 crane
Cast in white metal.
Kryn and Lahy Jones were two Belgium refugees from WW I, who built a steel works factory in Letchworth.(U.K.)
They built the famous Jones KL 44 cranes.
These Jones Cranes also played an invaluable part in the war, producing over 1000 mobile cranes.
These were used in many international locations including unloading the first barge to land on the beaches at Arromanches, Normandy on D-Day. To meet the demand for cranes needed for D-Day, Jones produced 180 cranes in just 25 weeks.
The picture shows a Jones Crane Barge at Arromanches, Normandy, D-Day 1944