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Cable compressor model
Scale: Unknown. Model of a anchor chain compressor as proposed by Sir William Symonds, Surveyor of the Navy, 1835. The model is made almost entirely of wood which has been lightly stained and finished with a matt varnish. The bed of the compressor is rectangular in shape with a stepped upper edge through which passes a pivoting, two part elliptical lever. Through the body of the compressor is a rounded groove which tapers from the centre out on either side and acts as a guide for the anchor chain to and from the chain locker and hawse pipe.
Original size: 40 mm x 76 mm x 78 mm
- Image reference: L0406-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection