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TitleTitanic Anchor being pulled through the streets
DescriptionTitanic Anchor forged at N. Hingley & Sons Ltd, Washington Street, Netherton, being pulled through the streets by 20 horses as it leaves Lloyds Testing Ground, Netherton.
Date1 May 1911
TermChainmaking
Iron industry
FormatPhotograph
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AdminHistoryThe Titanic anchor, manufactured by Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd, was described by contemporaries as 'The Biggest Anchor in the World.' The anchor weighed 16 tons and took a 12 men three weeks to manufacture. The head was cast steel and the rest forged steel. The head weighed 9 tons, the shank 6½ tons and the shackle ½ ton.
Persons
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DS/UK/580Netherton, Worcestershire, UK; N. Hingley & Sons Ltd.; 1835-c.19711835-c.1971
Places
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NA587/Hayseech Road/Cradley Heath/West Midlands
NA587/Netherton/Worcestershire
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