LARGE AMERICAN PILOT BOAT HALF MODEL SCHOONER Ca 1860. BACKBOARD 39" L x 14" H MODEL LOA 43 1.2" LOD 37" L X 5" beam x 7" depth Weight 19 Lbs. Presented is a large antique builder's display style half model which was used to commemorate the launching of this vessel. It may have been given to the owner or it may have been kept by the builder to be used as a sales aid for follow on vessels. The lines of the model seem to suggest that of the New York Pilot Boats.The length of these vessels were 76.4"between perpendiculars, with a beam of 19"8" and a draft of 10'8". The Phantom was designed and built by Dennision J. Lawlor and was launched in 1868. Phantom was a development of a New York pilot boat of the 1850's named after her famous designer. Phantom was a beautifully modeled two masted schooner, fast, seaworthy and strong just like this model projects. Credit The History of American Sailing Ships, by Howard I. Chappelle, Bonanza Books, New York. It is remarkable how closely this half model's shape resembles that of the Phantom.
Looking aft and then forward. The lines are fair and beautiful to behold. CONDITION: The half hull is in original condition, with very few imperfections. There are the normal marks of age which include a few dings and scratches, all very minor and not too noticeable.The varnish's golden patina gives a look of importance. (See the section on Construction for further details) The workmanship is of journeyman quality. Formerly owned by a collector of marine antiques with a specialty in half hull models.
Close-up views of the foredeck, midships and stern deck. THE GENESIS OF HALF MODELS: Half Hull models were carefully hand carved, and incorporated the latest in the designer's knowledge of which shape produced the fastest and most seaworthy vessel for the type cargo to be carried. The builder's models were made to loft the lines of a large size sailing vessel as the first step in the building process. To learn all about half models, you will enjoy our essay discussing their fine points on this page. A study of the shape of various half hulls can trace the evolution of sailing craft design as explained in Howard L.
The History of AMERICAN SAILING SHIPS. This one is typical of a hull design that found favor in Pilot Boat service for speed and seaworthiness. The evidence of speed is shown by the amount of deadrise aft and the hollow sections of the keel and bow sections. Authentic, old, half hulls are much admired, eagerly sought after, and the real ones in very limited supply. CONSTRUCTION: This half hull is constructed of nine lifts of wood plus the bullwark and cap rail.
There are no screws showing on deck so they must be hidden. Old brads are used on the cutwater, the rudder's skeg and bowsprit to secure them in place. Model of Pilot schooner Phantom Discontinued and not available.
This builder's half model is a great gift or wonderful addition to your office, den or family room. Return items must be insured for their full value.International buyers welcome , but inquire first. The item "LARGE AMERICAN PILOT BOAT HALF MODEL SCHOONER Ca 1860" is in sale since Monday, May 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Model Ships". The seller is "authentic_nautical_antiques" and is located in Palm City, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.