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Miniature Stockless Type Anchor

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Miniature aluminium anchor inscribed on the shank ‘R. SYKES & SON CRADLEY HEATH/ THE 'BRITANNIC'. This anchor is a 'stockless type' designed for easy stowage in the hawser. The joint is a 'ball and socket' type, similar to the one used on the Baldt pattern anchor. Produced around 1915, probably as a corporate gift. 

6 in x 3 5/8 in x 5/8 in

Aluminium alloys found many uses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is still widely employed in the shipbuilding and aviation industries. Aviation used a new aluminium alloy, duralumin, invented in 1903.

The overall production of aluminium peaked during WWI; world production of aluminium in 1900 was 6,800 metric tons; in 1916, annual production exceeded 100,000 metric tons.

The famous White Star liner Britannic was built 1914.

 

Item Code: 3775

£ 245

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