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Object ID # 1960.054.001
Object Name Model
Other Name Ship, Model
Title Ship Model of the "ROBERT C"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range to 1960
Artist Chalmers, James B.
Made Chalmers, James B.
Place of Origin Owen Sound or Acton, Ontario
Description Model of ocean-going, twin propeller ship, the "Robert C." It is a wooden, polychromatic working model, fitted to run on dry batteries. It has a wooden display stand to support it.
Provenance James B. Chalmers formerly lived in Owen Sound, Grey County, and also resided in Acton, Ontario. The year of construction is unknown. He made this model to represent one ship of a fleet of ocean-going vessels that ran from Halifax to the West Indies. The item was last owned by Robert Chalmers of Owen Sound.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Paint
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Chalmers, James B.
Subjects Folk art
Model ships