🔎 UNIDENTIFIED I just acquired this anchor and would appreciate any & all input. (E.g , age, type of ship, etc.) It's heavy; approx. 5' tall. )

Stormyweather

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ARC

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If you're planning to keep the anchor then it's just a generic 100+ yo anchor. But if you're planning to sell it then you need to make an exciting yet honest/plausible story for it if you want to make the most profit. How can this be achieved you may ask? Simple - through factually vague yet exciting story telling.

The anchor was forged by black smiths in a time long ago when muscle and sweat still shaped the world. Imagine the fire of the roaring forge, the glow of red hot metal, and the sound of hammer strikes against sparkling iron. This was the place our anchor was born. Not long from this place of smoke, heat, and fire the anchor was sold.

Long before the advent of modern technology, before sonar or digital weather forecasts, when ships where still at the mercy of Neptune's wrath. This is the time the anchor was purchased. For a ship captained by a man who went to sea to seek fortune and glory. The anchor was lowered and hoisted by the sweat of men. At times many would have cursed this anchor for weighing so much but just as often they would have prayed to it - prayed for it to be strong enough to hold their ship steadfast from the angry waves, from the blustering gales that threatened to dash their ship to pieces.

One day something happened aboard this ship - this anchor touched the bottom of the sea never to be raised or seen by the crew again. Nobody quite knows when, why, or how this happened. All we know is that by the time the anchor was found many years later all those who had ever touched it before were long dead. From a time when men with sweat saltier than the sea connected contents with nothing but wood and canvas, iron and lead, blood and tears. The anchor is a reminder to us of what once was, what we lost along the way, and what's still out there to be found.

We'll start the bidding at $50,000. 😎
hmmm... What strain are you smoking ?...

:)
 
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Ocean Joe

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Here are a few more pics.... close ups of the arm, blades and stock.... Any more insights/comments are welcomed. THANKS.
The iron crossbar suggests 1800's but it sure has deteriorated as if much older. I think to stabilize it needs to sit in an electrolysis tank for at least a year to leach out the salt that has embedded into the wrought iron at the molecular level after years of submersion. What body of water did it come from?
 
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The iron crossbar suggests 1800's but it sure has deteriorated as if much older. I think to stabilize it needs to sit in an electrolysis tank for at least a year to leach out the salt that has embedded into the wrought iron at the molecular level after years of submersion. What body of water did it come from?
Yes agreed... this could be early 1800's... or on through early 1900's.

I think its beyond the electrolysis tank at this point.

Impregnated / heavy coating with a rust stopping paint may be the only hope now.
 
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