Ten pound anchor with chain and rope used by oysterman Ira Wright

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  • Image for Ten pound anchor with chain and rope used by oysterman Ira Wright
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Manufactured by
Zurn
Owned by
Wright, Ira Samuel, American, 1902 - 1981
Medium
metal and nylon
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (31.8 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm)
41 3/8 × 8 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (105.1 × 21.6 × 8.9 cm)
Type
anchors (watercraft equipment)
Place used
Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1957
Description
This is a ten pound anchor with bolt and two rounded flukes. A twenty-four link chain is attached to the anchor and a yellow nylon rope is tied to the end of the chain. The weight is indicated on the anchor on either side of the base. The patent number is transcribed on one of the flukes in a circular configuration around a central star that reads "PAT/ 2019220." On the other fluke is the maker's mark "ZURN" in an oval shape. The anchor, chain and yellow nylon rope show signs of rust staining.
Topic
African American
Foodways
Labor
Transportation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Franklin I. Wright
Object number
2013.61.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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