Ship model

Ship model
Ship model
ca. 1946
Wood, lead, paint
Overall: 2 5/8 x 17 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 x 43.8 x 6.7 cm )
Gray painted wood and cast lead model battleship.
Credit Line 
Gift of Comet Metal Products Co., Inc.
Object Number 
stamped: in black ink on reverse: "KONGO" stamped: in black ink on reverse: "MFG. BY COMET [M]ETAL PRODUCTS CO. Inc./RICHMOND HILL, N.Y."
Gallery Label 
This 1:500 scale wood and metal ship model is a military identification model made during World War II of the Japanese battleship KONGO. It was made, along with many other models of Japanese, German, U.S., British, Italian, Russian, and French ships, by Comet Metal Co., Inc. under contract to the U.S. government. Such models were used to train naval and aviation personnel in warship recognition. They were also available for public purchase after the war.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group