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Flying Cloud
Catalog#: MER 2102
Artist: Henry J. Meyer 
Category: Marine
SubType: Model Ships
Origin: America-USA
Era: 20th Century
Height: 27.625 inches
Width: 39.75 inches
Depth: 14.125 inches
Model depicts the extreme clipper of 1851, built by Donald McKay at East Boston. FLYING CLOUD is often referred to as the apotheosis of the clipper ship era, presumably because of her 79-day maiden passage to San Francisco, a record that stood unchallenged in the clipper ship era. Her register dimensions were 229' LOA, 40'8' beam and 21'6' draft and 1,782 tons. Model is constructed on a solid hull, all planked-over, with individual plates of copper sheathing. Her decks are of individually-laid planking, with natural-finished pearwood deck furniture and cabins. Includes all appropriate deck gear and is authentically rigged, with a slight canting of her yards to a port tack. Mounted on brass pedestals set into an oval, recessed mirror, and stained mahogany baseboard with inlaid satinwood crossbanding. Glazed cover with brass trim and engraved name plaque. 1/8' Scale, Class A, Case: 39 3/4' x 27 5/8' H x 14 1/8' W

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