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Manufactured by:
Zurn  Search this
Owned by:
Ira Samuel Wright, American, 1902 - 1981  Search this
metal and nylon
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)
anchors (watercraft equipment)
Place used:
Wetipquin, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1957
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.
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Franklin I. Wright
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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