An exhibition standard model of the three masted barkentine Newsboy
American, sailor made, late 19th century
the hull built up from the solid with a copper-plated bottom, black topsides with a white waist, planked decks fitted with chocks, deck hatches, anchors, deck houses, water casks, stove pipe, boats lashe to deck house roof, railings, ship's wheel, figures manning different positions on the ship as well as in the rigging, and numerous other details. Rigged with three masts (turned from pool cues), bow sprit, boom, gaff, standing and running rigging, dead-eys, turning blocks and other rigging details.
82 x 23 x 82in (208.3 x 58.4 x 208.3cm) cased.