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ANTIQUE COLLIER BUILDER'S HALF HULL SHIP MODEL Ca 1890
Presented is a beautiful builder's model made to commemorate
the build of a single engined carrier called a collier which was primarily used to haul coal and other bulk cargo
such as ore. Colliers are cargo ships specifically designed to carry
coal, and bulk cargo such as ore. They are built wide and strong, with a flat bottom, and a shallow draft. The shallow draft
allows the ship to pull very close to shore and alongside docks for loading and discharge. Colliers provide a very large amount
of cargo space for their size.
Large original models such as
this are much admired, highly sought after, and in very limited supply.
The half hull is constructed of six lifts of Pine
not counting its deckhouse and hold. It has an unusual contrasting strip of Mahogany that marks its waterline. The hull
and deck are varnished which has taken on a rich golden patina of age.
The ship model is 42
3/4" L x 3" H x 4 1/2" W
The backboard is 47 1/2" L x 10 1/4" H x 6" W
Weight 12 1/2 pounds.
CONDITION: This half hull is in remarkable original
condition considering its age. Yes, it has a couple of blemishes on the hull at the turn of the bilge in three places which
look like lashing marks. These are not noticeable from a foot away. There are also some minor dents and scuff marks which
also don't show from any distance. The backboard is in excellent
condition. It has a few minor scratches on its molding.
Buy this unique antique half hull model now! What
a great gift for a person who has everything! What a great attention getter.
Forward From Stern
Looking Up From Midship's
IN A NUT SHELL: Block and half block models
became more common after 1720 and builders made these to illustrate the designs provided to them by engineering firms. By
the middle of the 1850s half block models were common in commercial shipyards. They were used as aids for framing, planking
and plating ships. By the 1880s more were being made for display only.
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
READ ALL ABOUT HALF HULLS HERE http://www.landandseacollection.com/id267.html
buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British
Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and
is an additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect
to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three
days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable
unless due to our error.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT
are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared.
No credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
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