Leach Collection

Model 1

‘Mr Graham Leach FRSA’

Graham Leach’s first venture into model making as a hobby started with the restoration of two of our own ships, a sailing ship barometer, and a Victorian planimeter. His speciality, for which he is known internationally in the ship bottling world, is the encapsulation in bottles and light bulbs of historical events. The models are rigid, not hinged, and his methods are ‘trade secrets’.

There are 80 exhibits and all but 7 have maritime links. The odd ones are included as examples of his ingenuity in getting a quart into a pint pot.