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Plaque

Object Number: 
1941.810
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 27.6 x 20.6 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on obverse: "No. 163 1876 / WOOD, DIALOGUE & CO. / HERCULES / ENGINEERS / AND / STEAMSHIP / BUILDERS, / RIVER IRON WORKS. / CAMDEN, N.J."
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group