An exhibition standard model of the American battleship U.S.S. Colorado
T. Sypher (American, 20th century), Modern
the hull of the model built up in wood, cut, sanded and faired to shape with a painted red bottom, applied black waterline and gray topsides, the decks are of veneer with the planking lines drawn on, and detailed with jackstaff, chocks, railings, anchor windlasses, bollards, armed with eight 16-inch guns, twelve 5-inch guns, eight 3-inch guns, two 21-inch torpedo tubes; built up deck structures, bridge, search lights, flag halyards, rafts, a float plane on a catapult, deck boxes, gangway, flagstaff and numerous other details. Displayed on a pair of pedestals within a simple wood framed plexiglass case.
70-3/4 x 18-3/4 x 28 in. (179.7 x 47.6 x 71.1 cm.) cased.