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Equipment model; Anchor model

SLR2006
Ship models

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Collection Ship models
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: South Kensington Museum
Depiction: Spencer, Mr
Provenance: Spencer, Mr
Publication(s)Ship models : their purpose and development from 1650 to the present : illustrated from the ship model collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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Object ID SLR2006
Description Scale: Unknown. A model of a Spencer's proposed anchor (1820-1822). The model is made in wood with a painted lead ring (oxidised) and has been painted a uniform black. The shank is square in section and tapers out in a triangular shape towards the crown of the anchor. There is a shoulder just below where the ring passes through the top of the shank. About halfway down the shank it widens to form a triangular-shaped crown through which a large circular bolt passes with the pivoting flukes passing through the aperture in the shank. There is one large triangular-shaped fluke and a smaller one inside that which is square in shape with a small hole drilled through just above the pivoting bolt. The pivoting bolt was probably used for tripping the anchor when in use. The flukes themselves are able to pass through the shank and out on either side also allowing them to be stowed flat on board ship. The remains of one paper label showing the number: '6' is applied to the shank.
Date made 1820-1822

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Chatham, Kent, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal: lead; paint; wood
Measurements Overall model: 490 x 124 x 158 mm
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  • Equipment model; Anchor model (SLR2006)
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