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Trial of anchors, 1852.

Trial of anchors, 1852.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Plate from the Illustrated London News (Vol 52/2 p 37). An explanation is given to the curious crowd as different types of anchor are tested for their staying power using a complex system of pulleys weighed by the team in the background.

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