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Hollow shank anchor

SLR2030
Ship models

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Collection Ship models
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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: South Kensington Museum
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 SLR2030
Description Scale: Unknown. A model of an anchor (circa 1829) made entirely from brass with a lacquered finish. The model consists of a rectangular shank with rounded edges which tapers towards the crown. The shank has been hollowed out, to reduce weight and supports a triangular-shaped frame, the lower part of which is the stock passing through the shank at right angles to the flukes just above the crown. By releasing a bolt at the top of the frame (missing and replaced by a modern steel nail), the copper split pin fidded wedge on the shank moves so that the stock can be un-shipped and stowed flat on board ship. The arms are a conventional, angular, crescent-shape, with a pair of rounded triangular-shaped flat palms on the top face mounted at approximately forty degrees to the shank. The top of the shank finishes with a rounded end and is drilled to take an anchor ring. One of three anchor models with stocks mounted through the shank close to the palms, see SLR2029 and SLR2028.
Date made circa 1829

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials coating: lacquer; metal: brass
Measurements Overall model: 220 x 138 x 245 mm
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