S.S. Siam, Mumbai

This detailed wooden reproduction of the S.S. Siam is on display in the Industrial Arts Gallery. S.S. Siam was owned by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, a British shipping company, and sailed between London and Australia via the Middle East and India. It was in the dry docks at Mazgaon for repairs when a young apprentice named Dayal Kanjee modelled a miniature version of it in 1897. The model has one big tunnel, two anchors, two main masts and two life boats. It was a gift to the Museum from E.J. Kail whose family were its original owners.