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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1953-1956 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Iveson, Peter (Mr) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cut and glued wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Peter Iveson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This model boat was hand-made by the donor, Peter Iveson (b.22/01/1938), who grew up in Sedbergh, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire but now in Cumbria. Peter was an avid maker of Micromodels but this is something different. Probably made from a designed kit, its attention to detail is very fine and for a delicate model it has survived extremely well.

Physical description

Model wooden boat with the hull white painted and the underneath red. The deck and cabin are varnished. The rail is thread painted white and the rigging black thread. The deck is grooved and has all the correct details. There is a skylight situated towards the bow. The cabin has windows and a wheelhouse. There is a short mast and a small lifeboat.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1953-1956 (made)


Iveson, Peter (Mr) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

cut and glued wood


Length: 17 cm, Width: 4.3 cm, Height: 6.5 cm including mast

Object history note

The boat was hand-made by the donor, Peter Iveson (b.22/01/1938)

Descriptive line

Wooden model of a cabin cruiser boat hand-made in England in the 1950s


Balsa wood


Cutting; Gluing; Painting; Varnishing


Children & Childhood; Games


Museum of Childhood

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