Curb Hooks?

Curb Hook?

Anyone know what these metal hooks embedded in the curb are for? I saw these last week on Rose St. in Hayes Valley. The were all along the street, approximate 8 feet between each of them.

For tying up your horse, perhaps?

9 Comments so far

  1. Richard (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    Probably from early 1900’s, carriage and horse.

  2. Mattymatt (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

    Those are for pedestrians to hang onto in case the gravity gets turned off.

  3. anna (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    Yeah I think serve the same purpose as the horse-head posts on Leidesdorff, it’s for tethering your horse. I can’t find anything online about this.

  4. yaknowit (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    it’s for tethering your partner’s nipple rings.

    sorry, couldn’t resist

  5. Elizabeth (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    Indeed- for horses.

  6. Liz Henry (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    To stop you from skateboarding on the curb?

  7. barvasfiend (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    I hate to be boring, especially with the threat of the gravity being turned off, but maybe they are for tying up something slightly smaller than a horse. Perhaps a dog.

  8. anna (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    Maybe they’re there to make us ask why they’re there… I’m so Philosophy 101.

  9. Finki Bleau (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    They’re gymnastics rings for my gerbil. Gotta keep the little bugger in shape.

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