“Other war-time manufacturers of miniature waterline recognition models included such firms as ... Rowley Workshops Ltd., London; … Palatial Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Epsom; … Stewart Reidpath Ltd, Herne Bay, …” (op.cit. page 33).
I would interested to hear from anyone who can provide the makers for 52/122 Norfolk, 52/125 Eskimo, 52/393 Egret, 52/697 USS Bogue, or 52/715 Bentley or indeed any information generally about these models.
Below models by unidentified makers.
LIST of MODELS
52/121 HMS London Stewart-Reidpath
52/122 HMS Norfolk ?
52/125 HMS Eskimo ?
? Lightning Class Destroyer ?
52/132 HMS Windsor Bassett-Lowke
52/231 HMS Chelsea Palatial Manufacturing
52/249 HMS Halcyon Rowley
52/393 HMS Egret Rowley
? HMS Javelin ?
52/715 Captain Class Frigate ?
52/697 USS Bogue ?Type your paragraph here.
I have a group of similar models by Bassett-Lowke, Palatial Manufacturing, Rowley and Stewart-Reidpath. They have the numbering 52/~~~ on the underside of the hull or box. My reason for believing that they are RAF Recognition Models comes from ’Bassett-Lowke: Waterline Ship Models’ by Derek Head, Golden Age Editions, New Cavendish Books Ltd (1996):
“The RAF, which also made use of both scales [1/1200 and 1/600] employed a different system [of numbering from that of the Royal Navy]. It numbered all models with a prefix 52/ followed by the ship number and no nationality letter. Thus the destroyer HMS Eskimo was listed as 52/125; the US Augusta as 52/142; the French carrier Bearn as 52/173 and the Japanese cruiser Natori as 52/166.” (op.cit. pages 24 and 26).