Glasgow Museum the Ship Models: A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue

Glasgow Museum the Ship Models: A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue

by Emily Malcolm


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This publication will be the first full catalog of Glasgow Museums' internationally important collection of ship models.

Almost all of the 676 models, which range from elegant cruise liners to humble Clyde puffers, and from simple half-hull design models to magnificent display models, were produced by Clyde shipyards or Glasgow-based ship owners. It is the representation of models from such a distinct geographical area, together with the quality of the models, which makes this collection so exceptional. As well as general chapters about the collection, each of the 676 models have a description and color photograph.

Some of the most famous ships launched on the Clyde are represented, such as RMS

Queen Elizabeth and HMS Hood, as well models of historically significant vessels such as the first European passenger steamer Comet and the world's first commercial turbine-powered vessel King Edward.

A stunning collection of photographs complements newly researched and in-depth chapters. The book will give readers worldwide a chance to see images of the models, a sense of the breadth and importance of the collection and a deepened understanding of the whole history of the ship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526757524
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 390,079
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

EMILY MALCOLM has been curator of Glasgow Museums' Ship Model collection since 2003. She has a wide-ranging interest in maritime collections in museums and a particular enthusiasm for ship models and modelmaking.

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