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This Fine Half Hull Has Been Sold. Thank you!
LARGE BUILDER'S MOTOR SHIP
HALF HULL Ca 1880|
Presented is a large builder's presentation half hull of an
early motor vessel. It is comprised of 7 lifts. A "lift" is one plank. It has a plumb bow with a hollowed forefoot
and fantail stern. There is no evidence of a shaft tunnel, but then model's lines have more resemblance to a motor
vessel than to a sailing ship. The backboard is a thick 1" plank that is 57" long, and finished in black. The board has
been cut in the silhouette of the model which is recessed. This is only the second time we have seen this treatment.
The recessed model in the cutout is held in position by glue. There are some drilled holes with screws
that indicate the hull may have been screwed to the board at one time.
This model was never intended to come apart. Therefore, it was used by
the builder either as a record of their work or given as a gift to the owner. If the vessel was used in commercial service
as this one likely was, it may have been used for promotion. The name of the ship it represents is unfortunately
unknown, but the shape of the hull is from just before the turn of the 20th Century, say Ca 1880.
CONDITION: This is an antique half hull so expect to seem some
marks of age. The is one small gouge on the counter, and some dings elsewhere. The varnish is old with crackling and a patina
of age which varies from dark to light.
PROVENANCE: It was comes from the estate of a "merchant
sea captain" though his niece in Florida. There is no maker's mark or vessel name.
Plumb bow and hollowed forefoot
Backboard: 57" L x 12" H x 1" T
Hull: 48 1/2"
L x 6 1/2" Depth x 4 3/4" (1/2) Beam
Weight: 25 1/2 lbs
OUR UNCONDITIONAL 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.
International buyers welcome, but inquire first.
We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech
Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal,
Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,
USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The cost of shipping,
packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price
our very special packing and shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials
An authentic builder's model with a patina
of old age
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transfer, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No credit cards or PayPal accepted on big ticket
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