Really old anchor?

bassplash2006

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hello. I found this anchor on George’s Banks about 40 years ago. It is 93 inches long and 49 inches wide. I believe it weighs around 350 - 450 pounds. I believe it is quite old. Can anyone help me date the anchor and if possible what it could be worth. Thanks in advance!! Steve
 

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View attachment 2018893 hello. I found this anchor on George’s Banks about 40 years ago. It is 93 inches long and 49 inches wide. I believe it weighs around 350 - 450 pounds. I believe it is quite old. Can anyone help me date the anchor and if possible what it could be worth. Thanks in advance!! Steve
Cool!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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It is definitely old of an antique design. Other than that, I don't have the knowledge to help you. Cool find!
 

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Cool find !

I was a Shipwreck diver for over 25 years - I brought up a few Anchors that looked similar to yours.
Yes, it's old - I'd guess 1800's or possibly even 1700's.
You could send a few photo's to a Maritime Museum for age verification.

We soaked salt water - rusted Iron objects in a Lye Bath for six months to a year and then painted them with a brush.
This process stops or at least slows down any future deterioration of the piece.
 
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Cool find !

I was a Shipwreck diver for over 25 years - I brought up a few Anchors that looked similar to yours.
Yes, it's old - I'd guess 1800's or possibly even 1700's.
You could send a few photo's to a Maritime Museum for age verification.

We soaked salt water - rusted Iron objects in a Lye Bath for six months to a year and then painted them with a brush.
This process stops or at least slows down any future deterioration of the piece.
Thank you very much
 

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