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Carter No.: 287

Handlist description: Model boat

Card/Transcription No.: 287-2

287 (continued) 2

No thwarts shown. A bulwark of 1 cent in depth, showing a main deck or rowing space of 39 cents in length.

At the stern the steering gear comprises a platform, two long broad bladed paddles which operate in upright crutches and cross-supports (part of the poop deck); they are tied to the crutches by means of string. DECORATION: Coloured yellow ochre; bow and stern pieces orpiment yellow (canary). Bow: white; port and starboard sides lotus ending in feather pattern. Stern: white; port and starboard sides same as bows.

Screens of 'look-outs', panelled green & blue. Steering paddles: blades red tipped with black, shafts orpiment yellow (canary)

CABIN: port and starboard side, a door and two windows; cavetto cornice to both upper and lower portions; dado; the whole of the outer walls covered with a chequer pattern; roof white. REMARKS: See Lucas note. Steering gear & roof of cabin broken.

Card no. 287-2 relating to Carter no. 287
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