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Solway Trawler Boat of the 1890s

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This 0.5 inch scale model in silver was made in 1896 by James Forrest of Glasgow.  The inscription reads, “Presented to Sir Robert T Reid, QC MP by Annan Waterfoot Fishermen in grateful recognition of his valuable services on behalf of their interests in the Solway. 21st April 1897”.

 

Sir Robert Threshie Reid was the Member of Parliament for the Dumfries Burgh from 1886 to 1905, he later became Lord Loreburn of Dumfries.

 

The port of Dumfries included Dumfries, Carsethorn, Kingholm Quay, Kelton and Glencaple.  At one time it stretched as far east as the River Annan and as far west as the River Urr. 

Place of Production:
Glasgow
Materials/Media:
metal, silver
Dimensions:
(boat) length 555mm, width 106 mm; height 640mm; (base) length 615mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1991.39
Digital Number:
DMSH005a-c
Creation Date:
1896
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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