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Equipment model; Ship's firehearth model

Ship models

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Collection Ship models
User collections Longitude punk'd by hfinch-boyer
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: National Museum of the Royal Navy
Publication(s)Treasures of the National Maritime Museum
Gloria Clifton and Nigel Rigby
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Object details:

Object ID MDL0025
Description Until the middle of the eighteenth century, ships had large copper kettles for boiling the crew's food, set into brick hearths. After that, all-metal stoves were used. Brodie stoves were an improvement on the origional model. The lids of the kettles on this model are almost out of sight in this view behind the chimney. The more sophisticated cooking facilities were reserved for the officers.
Date made circa.1780

Artist/Maker Cawthorn, George
Place made Rotherhithe, London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood; metal: unknown
Measurements Overall: 350 mm x 273 mm x 255 mm
  • Equipment model; Ship's firehearth model (MDL0025)
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