Very Large Scale Mahogany, Iron and Brass Ship’s Wheel, English, Circa 1900

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A very large-scale mahogany, iron and brass ship’s wheel, English, circa 1900; mahogany ships helm with cast iron hub, twelve turned spokes with brass banding on both sides. The king spoke being capped with a brass cap.1
diameter: 53 in. 134.5 cm., depth: 4 in. 10 cm.

Further readings and sources:

  1. When the “king spoke” pointed straight upward the rudder was believed to be dead straight to the hull.

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