Three (3) ship related items, including a Jackson & Sharp builder's half model ship hull and a gimballed compass. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) wooden bifurcated builder's half model ship hulls mounted on wooden panels. One (1) with "C. Bement" painted on stern. DESIGNED BY JACKSON & SHARP Co. WIL. DEL. painted right side of panel. Other hull unmarked. Hulls range in size from 5" H x 37 7/8" L to 6" H x 53 5/8" L. Panels range in size from 6â H x 43â W to 7 1/2" H x 57" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Note: In 1875, Jackson & Sharp expanded into the shipbuilding industry after purchasing the Christina River Shipyards. In 1901, the company was acquired by the American Car and Foundry Company (ACF), which refocused efforts on the exportation of rail cars. ACF leased the Wilmington, Delaware plant for $25,000 per year until February 1911, when they bought the factory for $500,000. The company increased its focus on shipbuilding during World War I, and by the 1930s, had ceased production of rail cars. (source: https://www.hagley.org/research/digital-exhibits/jackson-sharp). 3rd item: AFT gimballed brass dry compass with cardinal points and Vernier scale, obverse, cardinal points, reverse, pat. 0921, no. 4603K, no. 4803. AFT, patent number, and number stamped surface of compass. 4" H x 9 1/2" dia. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Overall good condition with expected patination, natural age cracks, surface grime. 3/4" x 3 3/8" area of loss top right of Jackson & Sharp hull panel. 3rd item: Overall good condition with areas of rust, grime.
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