Container Ship Model: African Comet

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Waterline model of Farrell Lines container ship AFRICAN COMET (built 1962) by Arthur G. Henning, Inc.; wood model, built up in lifts with black topsides, red bottom, white bootstripe, brown decks, Plimsoll line painted port midship at waterline, includes anchors, bollards, deck railings, anchor windlass, cargo mast and booms, cargo winches, ladders, life boats on davits, bow and funnel painted in Farrell Lines livery, mounted on a mahogany base; silver placque fastened to base off stern "MODEL BUILT BY:/ ARTHUR G. HENNING, Inc./ MOUNT VERNON NEW YORK"; sticker attached to base off stern "FL/SM015/ AFRICAN COMET/ Custom built waterline ship model./ Executive Dining Room; 14th fl."