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Engine plate

Object Number: 
1941.799
Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 8 in. ( 30.5 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plate: "NO. 55/T.S. MARVEL & CO./BUILDERS./NEWBURGH. N.Y. 1892./E.H. MEAD"
Description: 
Sheet brass engine plate with engraved lettering encased in engraved cloud motif decoration; four hanging holes.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this engine plate is fom the steamboat "E.H. Mead" built in 1892
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