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Lot 43W
A Prize winning live steam pond model of the passenger ferry Queen Alexandra, 1902
36x10x18ins.(92x25x46cm) 3

Sold for £ 2,750 (US$ 3,324) inc. premium

Marine Sale

2 Oct 2013, 14:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Prize winning live steam pond model of the passenger ferry Queen Alexandra, 1902
Hull from hollowed timber, painted black to the waterline and red below, with a white boot top. Single, three blade brass propeller and brass rudder with lockable steering quadrant. Varnished decks, with inscribed plank lines, white superstructure and twin funnels which lifts off to access the steam plant: comprising a brass spirit fired boiler, with safety valve and pressure gauge by Stevens Model Dockyard, reading to 45psi. Single cylinder steam engine with sliding valve gear and overside exhaust. Details include open bridge with wheel and telegraph, ship's boats on davits, brass ventilators and passenger bench seating. In a glazed display case. The model 34ins.(87cm)long. Together with a framed Diploma of Merit from the Model Engineer Exhibition, London and Bronze medal for 1922 awarded to W J Hodges. 36x10x18ins.(92x25x46cm) (3)
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