Prisoner-of-War Bone Model of H.M.S. Temeraire

By Laurence A Pritchard, published May 1950


An account is given of the cleaning and restoration of a fine large and well-proportioned bone model of the TEMERAIRE, probably built by French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic war. Condition was relatively good although requiring cleaning of dirt dust and ingrained grime. After cleaning structural repairs were undertaken including replacement of some missing parts and re fixing of others. Rigging was in generally good condition but required a number of detailed repairs and replacements. The model was mounted on a new stand and replaced in the original case. Six photographs and a set of plans are included.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Popular Topics | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

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