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Original Half Hull Steamer Model from Kiel, Germany around 1910 - the block model carved out of limewood with an ebonized area for the screw (between rudder and back of the hull), mounted on a later board of tropical hardwood (looks like rosewood) with supported holes for wall hanging on the back - dimensions of the model are 85 x 10 cm (33 1/2 x 4 in) and about 7 cm (2 3/4 in) deep - with the backboard 92 x 16 cm (36 x 6 1/4 in) - cleaned, four small areas of filled holes at the underside (probably from previous stand mounting), four round lighter areas on the top side, in good condition and with a nice patina - Oporto Collection Portugal

Note: The hull was olished with hardwax to enforce the rich yellow patina and the soft and lightly brilliant surface and finally to protect the model from future environmental influences. This is a typical "pre-construction model" or so called "dockyard model" with was for internal use of the ship designers and builders. Unfortunately most of such models got lost or destroyed during the 20th Century, because in earlier times (until ca. 1970) they were often not - as today - considered as interesting and valuable Nautical Artifacts from the Maritime Heritage.

Half Hull Shipmodel
(Germany, around 1910)
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Antique Half Hull Steamship Model (Germanny, around 1910) - wooden half block model of a steamer from Kiel -
Go back to the Oporto Collection or the Maritime Antiques Gallery


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This is a period model of a so called "Three-Island-Type" (higher areas in the front, back and in the middle) of steamer from the beginning of the 20th Century, most likely around 1910.