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Circa 1975


Built in ¼" scale. Pre-formed hull with a cream-colored bottom, white waterline and black topsides. Detailed with rudder, propellers, anchors, the name fixed to the bow, etc. Foredeck modeled as a steel plate with the other decking planked in basswood and fitted with various details including hawse pipes, bollards, anchor windlass, ventilators, fire hose tower, masts, deckhouse built up and fitted with a wood cabin top, running lights, search lights, railing, binnacle, radar ring, portholes, ladders, boats rigged on davits, funnel, tow hook on a rotating arc, reels with line, towing guards, etc. Displayed on a pair of brass pedestals on a green silk moiré-covered base within a mahogany-trimmed glass cover and a mahogany base.
Case height 20.75". Length 39". Width 10.5".
Condition: Overall excellent condition.

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  • Provenance: Notes: The F.C. Sturrock was built in 1959 by Ferguson's Port Glasgow. She served as a South African Railways tug for most of her operating life.

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