Early-to-Mid 20th Century Steger Jr., Kiel Ship-Log w/ Box

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Seller: dunns_attic (639) 100%, Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 143468220094 The item being featured in this particular listing is an early to mid 20th Century Steger Jr., Kiel Ship-Log, purchase of this item is inclusive of its original box. The condition of this piece, given its chronological age, is remarkable, noting that each of the individual components of the advertised entry possess cosmetic surface wear consistent with their time of manufacture. The elements of this listing are identified as follows: Two Maritime Navigational Edwardian Brass T. W. Walker Cherub Ship-Log Spinners One Brass Steger Jr., Kiel Ship-Log DESCRIPTION: The Steger Jr., Kiel Ship-Log is an instrument characterized as a type of maritime navigational recording device used as a means of ascertaining travelling distances and gauging the speed of prospective shipping vessels. Composed of brass with a ceramic dial and possessing a fixing plate, of which is capable of being turned as evidenced in the photographs. The log was typically placed on the stern of a ship, what is oftentimes referred to as the taffrail, with the device connected directly to the rotor, allowing for the numerical tabulation of its revolutions to effectively register on the indicator. DISCLAIMER: The box accompanying this item is clearly marked as that of a Walker's (Named for Thomas Ferdinand Walker, 1837-1921, who first patented the log in 1878) Cherub Mark III Series Ship-Log, however, the device contained therein is identified as a Steger Jr. Kiel recorder as detailed in the pictures pertaining to this listing. The two maritime navigational spinners are labeled T. W. Cherub with an anchor having been inscribed on their surface, also note that the rope that would otherwise be attached to one of the spinners is noticeably frayed, its length having been shortened considerably. DIMENSIONS (Numeric measure inclusive of boxed housing) Length - Approximately 19 inches Width - Approximately 11 inches Height - Approximately 5.5 or 5½ inches Weight - Approximately 18 lb ASSIGNED INVENTORY NUMERIC: 2588-15

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