Martins patent self canting anchor

May 06, 2020. 16:00 UTC
Martins patent self canting anchor
Tim
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Other writing includes Tested at the Royal dockyard and at Lloyd’s proving machines 50 per cent over the Admirality proof without Deflection The only anchor without welding As supplied to the English French Persian and American governments and the Mercantile Navy 6.5inches wide and 12.5inches long

Provenance

Unknown

$800 - $1,200 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 19 hours
May 07, 11:16 UTC
By Delia

Good morning, Tim,

Can you confirm if this is made of wood or metal? It looks like wood in the photographs but I can't be positive and it will affect the value if its one or the other.

Thanks!
Delia

Tim susanek May 07, 23:47 UTC

It’s made of brass

Tim susanek May 07, 23:52 UTC

I’ve uploaded another photo of the only thing I can find on the Internet of it and it’s very brief they don’t know anything about it either but it’s the only one in the world that I can find

Delia May 10, 15:41 UTC

Thanks, Tim, for confirming the material and the additional photograph. I've found two other examples of a Martin's patent self-canting anchor having been offered at auction and the links (and prices realized) are below:
($1500) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/martins-self-canting-cased-anchor-and-chain-patent-214-c-086447a9ae
(£60)https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-martins-patent-self-canting-anchor-the-brass-bo-469-c-47540e0d21

I would value yours at $800-1,200; if you want to sell it, I would strongly recommend selling it at an auction house that specializes in maritime / marine antique sales.

Martins patent self canting anchor
Brass, 12 1/2 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide
Engraved "Tested at the Royal dockyard and at Lloyd’s proving machines 50 per cent over the Admirality proof without Deflection The only anchor without welding As supplied to the English French Persian and American governments and the Mercantile Navy"
$800-1200*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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