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Boiler plate

Object Number: 
1941.818
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 16 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 42.5 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plaque screwed to top of plate: "BOILER PLATE/STEAMBOAT NORWICH/BUILT 1836 DISMANTLED 1928" cast: into face: "BUILT BY/CORNELL STEAM BOAT CO./RONDOUT N.Y. 1888/STEEL MANF'D BY/SHOENBERGER/PITTSBURGH PA./T.S. 60 000"
Description: 
Oval cast brass boiler plate with relief edge; later boiler plate or plaque attached with screws to top.
Gallery Label: 
This boiler plate is attributed to the steamboat Norwich (1836-1928).
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