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Signal handle

Object Number: 
1941.845
Date: 
ca. 1884
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 26 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plate: "FERRYBOAT, STEINWAY/1884" impressed: on plate: "CHAS CORY & SON/278 DIVISION SI NY"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this signal handle was part of the ferryboat the 'Steinway', 1884.
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