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Sailing Ship Model - Samuel Plimsoll, 1873 Object Reg. No: ST 015858

This experimental model is fitted with a 'combination rig' designed by Captain Christopher Welch of Port Chalmers in New Zealand. This rig was never used on a full-sized vessel. It featured two masts near the centre of the hull. Model was built between 1861 and 1873. This is not a model of the vessel 'Samuel Plimsoll' built in 1873. This model was donated to the Museum in 1888.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Fredrick Tate, 1888
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 150 cm (Height), 80 cm (Width), 200 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: SIZE OF CRATE

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Tagged with: marine engineering, sailing vessels
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: model schooners
Maker: Captain Christopher Welch, Port Chalmers, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, 1861-1873

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