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I’m restoring a large handmade replica of The Glory of The Seas clipper ship. I found it in an antique story in really really rough shape. The tag with it said it was crafted circa 1940. This ship launched from East Boston in 1869, same year as The Cutty Sark and built by Donald Mc Kay who built The Flying Cloud. I’ve built plenty of boat models over the years, nothing with this much detail and rigging. I’m making progress and have some resources for info on clipper ship rigging. One thing I have not found is where the ships bell would have been mounted. Can anyone answer this question ? TY

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Chris,

Depends on how accurate model is and which year it’s depicting as she underwent numerous reconfigurations over her life time.  William Joseph built a model that was on display in California that was very accurate as he had sailed on her ( The JFK Library model is not as accurate).The bells (two) would’ve been mounted forward and aft.  First one would’ve been forward of forward mast aft of focsle head.  Other was mounted aft. If you contact Michael Mjelde in Bremerton, WA, he is always glad to answer any questions about her. 

Regards,

Arina (Literally the authors daughter, Mike is my dad)

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On ‎2‎/‎1‎/‎2020 at 8:41 AM, TheAuthorsDaughter said:

Chris,

Depends on how accurate model is and which year it’s depicting as she underwent numerous reconfigurations over her life time.  William Joseph built a model that was on display in California that was very accurate as he had sailed on her ( The JFK Library model is not as accurate).The bells (two) would’ve been mounted forward and aft.  First one would’ve been forward of forward mast aft of focsle head.  Other was mounted aft. If you contact Michael Mjelde in Bremerton, WA, he is always glad to answer any questions about her. 

Regards,

Arina (Literally the authors daughter, Mike is my dad)

 

Arina...Michael lives in Bremerton.....OH MY.....  I need to contact him

 

Rob

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On ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 6:54 PM, Chris C said:

I’m restoring a large handmade replica of The Glory of The Seas clipper ship. I found it in an antique story in really really rough shape. The tag with it said it was crafted circa 1940. This ship launched from East Boston in 1869, same year as The Cutty Sark and built by Donald Mc Kay who built The Flying Cloud. I’ve built plenty of boat models over the years, nothing with this much detail and rigging. I’m making progress and have some resources for info on clipper ship rigging. One thing I have not found is where the ships bell would have been mounted. Can anyone answer this question ? TY

chris

 

Chris C.  Would you happen to have any images of this model....so we can see what configuration she was modeled at?

 

Rob

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Okay, every time I see "Chris C." pop up in my new posts notifications, for a split second I think that someone is hailing me -- for reasons that should be readily apparent.

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22 minutes ago, ccoyle said:

Okay, every time I see "Chris C." pop up in my new posts notifications, for a split second I think that someone is hailing me -- for reasons that should be readily apparent.

 

Coincidental......I'm sure....fun.....but...….

 

Rob 

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          Thank you for the input and responses. I’m making progress. I’ve mounted a bell on the bow near the windlass. I’m not real knowledgeable about the ship lingo and names of the many parts of a ship. Also I’m not real savvy with computer type things, like putting up photos to show my ship. It asks me for a url? For the pics but they are on my phone with no urls? I don’t know. Would love to show what it looked like when I bought it in August 2019 and what it looks like now. I’m not super concerned with authenticity or scale. Close is good enough for me. I just want it to be interesting to look at and appealing to the eye, I believe it is both. I’m using a mix of the few pics of Glory ( kits and real ship photos) and what appeals to me. I don’t believe it was completely accurate to start and it was hand made. So I’m running with that for my approach . It is a waterline mount a little over three feet long.

 

thanks

Chris C

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