Overall: 2 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 26 x 5.1 cm )
engraved: on plate: "FERRYBOAT, STEINWAY/1884" impressed: on plate: "CHAS CORY & SON/278 DIVISION SI NY"
Cast brass signal handle composed of plate with four attachment holes and a rectangular fitting that accomodates loop handle rectangular sliding bolt; maker's mark impressed on plate and ship's name and date engraved [later] on plate.
According to the donor, this signal handle was part of the ferryboat the 'Steinway', 1884.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.