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Antique Builder's Half Hull Model New England Sail Ship Ca 1870

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ANTIQUE BUILDER'S HALF HULL SHIP MODEL Ca 1870
 
 

 
Presented is a large antique builder's model most likely of a schooner or brig that was used in the coastwise trade. Half Hulls were carefully hand carved, and incorporated the latest in the designer's knowledge of which shape produced the fastest and most seaworthy vessel for the type cargo to be carried. They were made to loft the lines of a large size sailing vessel as the first step in the building process, or as a presentation piece or of a record of the accomplishment to be displayed by the builder as a sales tool.
 
A comparison of various half hulls can trace the evolution of sailing craft design. This one shows a slightly aft raked blunt bow, flat floor and sharply rounded bilge. This is typical of a hull design for maximum cargo. The evidence of speed is the large amount of deadrise aft and the hollow sections of the keel. The half hull looks strong and sturdy as would be the actual ship.

Authentic, old, half hulls  are much admired, eagerly sought after, and the real ones in very limited supply.
 
CONSTRUCTION: This half hull is constructed of nine lifts of wood. The lifts were not made to be taken apart so that this was made, likely by the builder, as a record of their work.

PROVENANCE: This was purchased in New England.
 
DIMENSIONS:

The ship model is  55" L x 7 1/4" Depth x 6 1/8" (1/2 Beam)
The backboard is  63 1/2" L x 14" H x 1" T          Weight 38 pounds.
 
CONDITION: The half hull is in near original condition, with very few imperfections. The Pine hull has three knots. The backboard is original.There are a few dings and scratches, all very minor and not too noticeable.
 
Buy this antique builder's half hull model now! It is a great gift or wonderful addition to your office, den or family room.
 

                     Stern Section

                   Bow Section
                        Bow looking aft
                   Stern looking forward

An interesting large builder's model of a New England Coasting Sailing Vessel of the late 19th Century in original condition.

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