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B914 Ship model, depicting 'Goodhope' three-masted barquentine of Merchants Express Line out of San Francisco, United States of America, wood / metal / cloth, maker unknown, England, 1925-1935, part of A.A. Stewart collection. Click to enlarge.

Ship Model 'Goodhope', three-masted barquentine, wood/metal/cloth, maker unknown, England 1925-1935.

Made
This is a model of the 'Goodhope,' a ship that carried cargo for the Merchants Express Line out of San Francisco, USA. It plied its trade on the Pacific route. The model was purchased in 1944 and forms part of the Museum's important A.A. Stewart collection of ship, mechanical and railway models.

Ship builders sometimes made models of the boats they built and, by the second half of the nineteenth century, many shipyards had their own model shops to produce builder's models. By the late 1900s …

Summary

Object No.

B914

Object Statement

Ship model, depicting 'Goodhope' three-masted barquentine of Merchants Express Line out of San Francisco, United States of America, wood / metal / cloth, maker unknown, England, 1925-1935, part of A.A. Stewart collection

Physical Description

Ship model, depicting 'Goodhope' three-masted barquentine of Merchants Express Line out of San Francisco, USA, wood / metal / cloth, maker unknown, England, 1925-1935, part of A.A. Stewart collection

Model of a three-masted barquentine ship, 'Goodhope', made of wood, metal and fabric. The ship comprises a long, rectangular deck with capstan, anchors, chains, cleats, belaying rails and pins, deck rails and a ship's wheel. There are three masts (the mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast) complete with sails, showing all the intricate details of the ropes. On the deck is also a lifeboat, two upstairs cabins and a hatch leading below deck. The body of the ship is painted dark green and black with white trim. It is lacquered. The sails are cream coloured with brown wooden masts and black and beige rope. The model rests on an untreated wooden stand. An old MAAS label accompanies this object.

Marks

On the stern of the ship is 'GOODHOPE' handwritten in white ink.

Dimensions

Height

570 mm

Width

240 mm

Production

Notes

Maker unknown. A barquentine is a sailing ship with three or more masts, and with a square rigged foremast and only fore-and-aft rigged sails on the main, mizzen and any other masts.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1944

Acquisition Date

21 November 1944

Cite this Object

Harvard

Ship Model 'Goodhope', three-masted barquentine, wood/metal/cloth, maker unknown, England 1925-1935. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/215122>

Wikipedia

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