An important American builders' moddel of the S.S. Peru
Union Iron Works, San Francisco; circa 1892
the hull, built up in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, with a pink painted bottom and black topsides fitted with portholes, double sheer strakes, the deck of maple veneer and detailed with India ink drawn planking and fitted with anchors, anchor davit, bollards, bell, painted ventilators, companion way, deck hatches, deck railings, twin raked masts with standing and running rigging, deck houses detailed with India ink drawn windows, paneling and doors; a single black funnel, running lights, bridge binnacle and fire buckets, (10) painted boats rigged on davits, and other details. Displayed on keel blocks within a builders' model of a hydraulic dry dock which is detailed with adjustable bilge blocks with block and tackle, dock stanchions, catwalk, dock posts, painted water, builders' plaques and other details. All within the original mahogany framed glass case with skirt and legs.
89 X 36 in.