Model No. 1502: Oil Tanker???

Model No. 1502

Model by: NGH?
Made when: 1917 (?)
Possible model scale: 1/192
Model length (ca.): 9.5" (24.1cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/192 (ca.): 151' 11" (46.3m)
Power/Sail: P
Vessel Type: Oil Tanker?
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Left b

Original text on model:
"[Blank]" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model identification:
"Judging from its shape this model may have been for an oil tanker, albeit with soft chines. At a scale of 1/96 it would have been for a vessel of ca. 75ft length. At a scale of 1/192 it would have been for a vessel of ca. 151ft length.
Compare with models 1500 and 1501. Model 1500 represents just the forward and aft ends of an oil tanker, with the long and straight middle section being omitted. Model 1500 is for an oil barge of a stated length of 154ft, while model 1501 at the stated scale of 1/8" to the foot would also be for a vessel of ca. 154ft overall. If one overlays the ends of model 1500 with model 1501 one finds great similarity, including the hard chines. Model 1500 may well have been a preliminary model for 1501 as it bears a strong similarity and is simply a third as long. NGH often made final models at multiple scale factors of a preliminary model." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. September 30, 2014.)

Related model(s):
Model 1500 (1917); power, not built
Oil Barge
Model 1501 by NGH (1917?); power
Oil Tanker
Model 1502 by NGH? (1917?); power
Oil Tanker???

Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
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