ANTIQUE BUILDER’S HALF HULL SHIP MODEL
U.S. REVENUE SERVICE CUTTER
A study of the shape of various half hulls can trace the
CONSTRUCTION: This half hull is constructed of seven lifts
of wood with three and possibly a fourth thinner and darker layer of about 3/16 inch interspersed between them. When
disassembled, the thin layers acted as templates which were used in the lofting process which makes this a true “builder’s“
half model.. The top lift is 3/4 inch thick to represent the height of the bulwarks. There is a 1/4 inch thick cover
board which may represent the deck above and below, but neither is counted as a lift. There are screws from the top
through the first couple of lifts holding them together. Old brads are used on the cutwater, the rudder’s skeg
CONDITION: The half hull is in original condition, with very few imperfections.
PROVENANCE: Bought in New England at auction. Formerly owned by a highly respected collector of
This antique builder’s half hull model
is a great gift or wonderful addition to your office, den or family room.