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Model, of sailing vessel Comet of Leith

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Model, of sailing vessel Comet of Leith

This wooden model is of the sailing vessel 'Comet' of Leith. The original vessel was built in 1809 for the London and Edinburgh Shipping Company which operated from Leith.

The painted model is built to a scale of 1:48. The original 'Comet' was a 'smack-rigged' vessel which means it was rigged fore-and-aft and had a single mast.

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Online ID: 000-100-044-455-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1940.5
Date: 18th or 19th century
Dimensions: 800 mm H x 900 mm L x 380 mm W
What: Boat, sailing / smack / model
Subject: 23. SHIPPING, Sailing Ships, post 1760 (Departmental Classification)
Who: Comet (sailing smack)
London & Edinburgh Shipping Company (Owner of original)
Description: Model of the 1809 smack rigged sailing vessel Comet to a scale of 1:48
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