American, late 19th-early 20th century. An assembled group of nine marine-related builder's plates and plaques, including two brass plates for the American Ship Building Co. (Cleveland, OH), one black-and-red painted iron plate for the American Ship Building Co., one pointed oval iron plate for the Great Lakes Towing Co. (Cleveland, OH) dated 1919 from the tugboat Favorite, one shield-form number plate identified as from the steamer City of Cleveland mounted to wood block, one brass plate for the Van Dorn Iron Works (Cleveland, OH), two brass plaques that detail reminders for a ship's crew, and one painted iron plaque that details instructions for operating ship's gears; Great Lakes Towing plate (largest) ht. 7, wd. 9 in.
Surface wear, paint loss, and patina.
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