Ship's Log "Cherub" Rotator by Thomas Walker & Sons For Sale
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Ship's Log "Cherub" Rotator by Thomas Walker & Sons

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A 1930s brass "Cherub" rotor used with a Walker's ship's taffrail log, by Thomas Walker & Sons, Birmingham. Patented by Thomas Ferdinand Walker (1837–1921) in 1878. Mounted on a later mahogany display stand. Dimensions of stand: W 51 cm., D 12 cm., H 15 cm. The rotor would have been connected to an indicator attached the stern of a ship, the rotor was towed behind the ship. The revolutions of the rotor registered on the indicator, thus measuring the distance travelled. For this model, 900 revolutions of the rotor registered as 1 nautical mile.

Details

  • Creator
    Thomas Walker & Son Ltd. 1 (Maker)
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 20.25 in. x D 6 in.H 24.13 cm x W 51.44 cm x D 15.24 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU1190213674161
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