Her er litt historikk som beskriver bakgrunnen for "The trials of Anchors". J. Aylen, som malte bildet, var en av deltagerne i denne konkurransen eller testen, men hans anker ble ikke blant de tre beste:
Committee of 1852 on Anchors. Admiralty Anchor. Rodger's Anchor. Trotman's Anchor.
Public attention having been directed to the subject of anchors by the specimens which were exhibited at the Exhibition of 1851, a committee was appointed by the Admiralty in the suceeding year to consider and report upon the qualifications of the various kinds. The committee determined the qualities it was desirable for an anchor to possess, and assigned numerical values to each. The following tables give the result of their labours, showing the number of marks obtained by each anchor under trial:
The following is a recapitulation of the order in which the anchors were ranked by the committee, together with their relative percentage of the inferiority to the Admiralty anchor, the value of which was taken as the standard or unit.
The decisions of the committee have been much questioned, one of the objections being the qualities of strength and holding on, neither of which is one of any use without the other, were assigned such different values as 15 and 80; it has also been stated that the Admiralty anchor was treated unfairly, as one was taken promiscuously out of store for the trial, whereas the other competing anchors were made specially for it.
Produksjon - Produsert - 1852 (Datering på bildet)Produksjon av bildet.
- Kunstner Aylen, J. sikker
- License Contact owner for more information
- Identifier BSJ.00921
- Part of collection Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum
- Owner of collection Hordaland
- Institution Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum
- Date published August 26, 2017
- Date updated August 22, 2019
- DIMU-CODE 021027239438
- UUID 13A00A06-6952-4974-8D4E-07FA6F91BA1C