A mirrored back builders' half model of the S.S. North Cornwall for the North Shipping Company
J. Readhead & Sons, circa 1924
the hull built up in lifts in 1/4 in.=1 ft. scale, painted with a red bottom, wide salmon colored waterline and grey topsides with the name applied to the bow, and a lowered gangway. The decks are of maple veneer with the plating and other details drawn in India ink. The decks are detailed with anchor windlass, ventilators, bollards, deck railings, deck hatches, stump masts with cargo booms, double bridge with enclosed bridge wings, ladders, stanchions, life boats on davits, running lights, funnel, brass propeller and rudder and numerous other details. Mounted on a front-silvered mirror within a mahogany framed case with turned corner columns.
109 x 27 x 11-1/2in (276.8 x 68.5 x 29.2cm) cased.