Overall: 10 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 27.6 x 20.6 x 0.6 cm )
engraved: on obverse: "No. 163 1876 / WOOD, DIALOGUE & CO. / HERCULES / ENGINEERS / AND / STEAMSHIP / BUILDERS, / RIVER IRON WORKS. / CAMDEN, N.J."
Engine plate made of heavy gauge copper with inscription engraved in large capital letters on obverse; oblong shape with straight sides and rounded corners, with holes at center top and center bottom for mounting; from the steamer "Hercules," built by Wood, Dialogue & Co., Camden, New Jersey, in 1876.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
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