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Danko Arlington casts historic Navy anchors.

Joseph Danko served his apprenticeship in the pattern shop at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Nearly 100 years later, the company he later founded, Danko Arlington Inc., Baltimore, cast two historic anchor replicas for the main entrance of the same Navy Yard.

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The original anchors were hand-carved out of wood and now are housed at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. Danko Arlington crafted the replica anchors from digitally enhanced computer models of the originals and sand cast them in aluminum. The coiled anchor line was investment cast in aluminum directly from 1.25-in. manila rope.

The cast assemblies were painted gold and installed at Latrobe Gate, shown above, on April 7.
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Title Annotation:SHAKEOUT
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:May 1, 2010
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