Originally Posted by Original Poster
Does anyone recognize the anchor symbol as a specific brand and can anyone date this?
I know it's not worth much but for some crazy reason I'm just interested.
Thanks for the replies!
Don't recognise the anchor symbol as a specific brand, looks kinda generic - but also a bit fuzzy! - could simply be an early example of identifying something as intended for the (recreational) marine
market - so the price
can be doubled
(if it was for a working boat then less likely to have been marked as "marine"......not to say not part of a batch made for a specific ship (a Liner?!), if you can sketch that Anchor symbol up might be worth waving around any forums
where folk like old ships.....but unless it comes from the Titantic (or suchlike) will still not have any value much above scrap.
From the design looks like intended to be used often (easy to snap onto something without having to slide the pin back), used for a wire gate would fit (in lifelines
or up steps etc), but really anything where it would serve a useful purpose - except anything under stress (i.e. wouldn't want in the rigging
as a part of holding the mast
up! - albeit I have seen boats with worse
) - but I wouldn't rule
out being used on the end of a harness tether either! (not everything in the good old days was exactly prudent
). Odds on it has been used for a number of purposes over the years.
Date wise, my guess would be 50's or 60's. but could be a decade or 2 earlier.
The last time I saw something like that was
on a dog lead.
is still on Blackbeard's pirate ship