Mr Victor V Kidd
The Mariners' Museum's collection of models is truly extraordinary. Included are one of the world's great collections of steamship builders' and boardroom models and the world-renowned creations of preeminent model makers August and Winifred Crabtree. Currently numbering around two thousand pieces; the collection contains models documenting nearly every type of vessel ever constructed. The object range in size and shape from an exquisitely detailed model of a Chinese sampan carved from a small nut to a massive half-model 33' long and 9' high of the Queen Elizabeth constructed for display at the British Pavilion during the New York World's fair of 1930-1940.
Also included in the assemblage are builders' models, half-models, miniature and waterline models, folk art and sailor-made models, patent, engine and models of ship's equipment, tow-tank and experimental models. The collection also includes a wide variety of vessels constructed by native cultures around the world and the highly significant Edwin Tappan collection of native North American canoe models.
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