Model No. 221: Bird, Mab et al.

Model No. 221

Model by: NGH
Made when: March 1890
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 18.5" (47.0cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 18' 6" (5.6m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Racing Catboat
Hull Configuration: Centerboard
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
5 built, modeled by NGH
#407s Bird (1890)
#410s Mab (1891)
#432s Viola (1893)
#441s Acis [Asis, Avis] (1894)
#675s Caprice (1907)

Original text on model:
"No. 407 BIRD 1890
NO. 410 MAB 1891
432 VIOLA 1892-3
441 ASIS (lengthened) 1894" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"16' lwl Bird, centerboard catboat of 1890. Also, with minor modifications, 16'6" Mab of 1891, 17' lwl Viola of 1892, and 18' lwl Acis of 1894 --- centerboard catboats all." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"#675s Caprice was added by CvdL to the list of vessels built from this model because a note in the construction record says 'Moulds 407' implying Caprice was built from the same model as #407s Bird and because the offset booklet also indicates that Caprice was built from the same offsets as #407s Bird, #410s Mab, #432s Viola, and #441s Acis." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)

"See also NGH offset booklet entry dated March 28, 1890 '#407 Bird. Weighing of model for racing boat which is to be built for Wm. Peet Jr. of Minneapolis. Length w. l. 16ft, overall 18ft 6in, beam 7ft 3in, Depth 22in, Draft to rabbet 9in, ..., [calculated] Disp[lacement] 1194lbs. ...'." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. September 16, 2014.)

Related model(s):
Model 0221 by NGH (1890); sail, 5 built from
Bird, Mab et al.: Racing Catboat
Model 1231 by NGH? (1890?); sail?, not built
{Bird Prelim. Model?}: Catboat?

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