Model No. 707: Constitution

Model No. 707


Model by: NGH
Made when: November 1900 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/32
Model length (ca.): 49.4" (125.6cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/32 (ca.): 131' 10" (40.2m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Cup Defender Candidate
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room North Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
#551s Constitution (1901)

Original text on model:
"CONSTITUTION Scale 1\32 [unreadable]." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"90' lwl Constitution, keel cutter and America's Cup contender of 1901." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Model discussion:
"BRISTOL, R I, October 28 [1900] --- ... The block from which the model of the new century defender will be carved was prepared in the Herreshoff shops only yesterday [October 27, 1900], and removed to Capt Nat's private workshop, where he will whittle it into shape. Not even the designer's servants have access to this wizard's den. ..." (Source: Anon. "Herreshoff at Work. No the Slightest Doubt that Designer had Mapped Out his Plans for New CupDefender Months Ago." Boston Globe, October 29, 1900, p. 4.)


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