Model No. 206: Rofa and Harlequin

Model No. 206


Model by: ASdeWH / NGH
Made when: February 1925 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/24
Model length (ca.): 24.7" (62.8cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/24 (ca.): 49' 5" (15.1m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Aux. Schooner
Hull Configuration: Unknown (1); Keel (1)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by ASdeWH / NGH
#933s Rofa (1925)
#934s Harlequin (1925)

Original text on model:
"No. 933 and 934 scale 1/2" = 1' Model by Sidney 1925" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"39' lwl, 49' loa Rofa and Harlequin, cruising schooners of 1925. Model by Sid Herreshoff." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Comment:
"Granted, Sidney carved the half model, but was he the designer of record? I can't dispute, only question, after seeing how Lloyds handled, say, the FIS 23 and 31, listing Herreshoff Mfg. Co. as designer. Even Ara, the 165' diesel yacht of 1922, has HMCo as designer of record. I've always been under the impression that all yachts showing HMCo as designer were actually designed by Sidney, while those that show NGH were really designed by NGH." (Source: Bray, Maynard. Email communication to Claas van der Linde. September 10, 2009.)


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