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Engine plate

Object Number: 
1941.787
Date: 
ca. 1909
Medium: 
Brass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 30 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 76.2 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on front: "RENSSELAUER." stamped: on reverse: "T"
Description: 
Cast brass rectangular plate, heavy gauge, incised lettering enameled black on obverse, fitted for receiving three bolts on back.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this name plate was from the steamer "Rensselaer," built in 1909.
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