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    Thanks, I found the article and found it very informative. I can tell what model isn't but I can't determine what it is. It's definitely early to mid 20th century because of the screw cap bottle but beyond that it's just conjecture. Maybe more than one hand was involved? The hull is almost too perfect, the holes are neatly reamed and the shrouds are finely knotted, the spars are neatly wired to the mast and the background is imaginative but the deck is coarsely hewn, the hull is crudely painted and the main stays, mast and spars are unformed and rough. I guess I'll never know.
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    There's an article in the Bottled Ship Wright Journal (see under 'Clubs' above) on this subject that may help you out a bit. Alan
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    Thanks for the info...I agree that its origin will probably long remain a mystery but to me it's a priceless treasure. I have not received any emails aside from a general form letter confirming my enrollment...hope to post more, I'm in the process of my first SIB build in forty years. Not much for logging builds though, that has to at least double the build time!
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    The only kits I know of from the 1950s were built by a company called ship yard and it had a plastic bottle that came in two pieces and had yo be glued together with the ship in the middle. Unless there are other kits I don't know, which is likely, I don't think this is a kit. I don't know that I can add much more to the bottle information than you have already contributed. The rounded markings on the base suggest an Owens machine made bottle to me. At earliest it would be 1910 but Owens machines were used into the 1980's which means it could be any where in between. I found an article stating a lot of glass makers in Baltimore used an anchor mark in different variations so its possible it could be from there. It is hard to say. As far as the ship goes the rigging looks accurate as in proper placement of back stays and lifts. Who ever built it knew ships or at the very least had good sources. It is built in an early style in that it doesn't have sails and it depicts a scene. That is typical of sibs I've seen from the 1915ish to the 1920's. Could be its built by an old salt or some one learning from one. It is a rough build. I suspect it could have been one of the builders first models. Might be why it got left behind in the house. Maybe they thought it wasn't as good as later builds but didn't have the heart to throw it away so leave it as treasure. It really is hard to say. Its a fun little ship in bottle though and the story behind it is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.
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