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    Re: Weird "anchor"
    From: hellos
    Date: 2006 Sep 9, 20:00 -0500

    Lu, I wonder if it could be either a promotional model, a salesman's sample, or
    a patent model. Sometimes scale models were made (of many products) to submit
    with a patent application, or for salesmen to carry around with them instead of
    large bulky objects--which anchors certainly could be.<G>

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Lu Abel" <lunav@abelhome.net>
    To: <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 11:03 PM
    Subject: [NavList 1241] Weird "anchor"

    > Okay, it's a bit off-topic, but a librarian friend of mine sent the
    > photo and wondered if I could identify it.  It's clearly way too small
    > to be any sort of functional anchor, and the shackles in the middle and
    > bottom would seem to have little use in the real world (admittedly,
    > anchors sometimes have a shackle at the fluke end of the shank to assist
    > in weighing a fouled anchor), so I can't imagine that it's even a scale
    > model.  My best guess is that it might be part of a lamp or other
    > decorative item, where now missing parts attached at the shackles -- but
    > I'll bet this smart, world-wide crowd might have other ideas.
    > Lu Abel
    > >



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