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Half Model

Object Number: 
1853.1
Date: 
ca. 1796
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 24 x 4 in. ( 39.4 x 61 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in black on plaque: "ORIGINAL SLIP MODEL/ MADE BY/ ORLANDO B. MERRILL of Belleville, Newburyport, Mass./ in 1796. and by the Inventor_ now 90 years of age_ / given to DAVID OGDEN of New York, in Febry/ 1853. who presented it to the NEW YORK/ HIST
Description: 
Half-model of ship's hull, possibly that of the "Wasp," mounted on inscribed wooden plaque.
Gallery Label: 
This model may be a prototype of the water-line model invented by Orlando B. Merrill in 1794.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. David Ogden
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group