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Brass ship's helm (wheel and pedestal), Stetson-Ross, 1900s. Pedestal: 38" tall and 12" in diameter

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Brass ship's helm (wheel and pedestal), Stetson-Ross, 1900s.  Pedestal: 38  tall and 12  in diameter
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Brass ship's helm (wheel and pedestal), Stetson-Ross, 1900s. Pedestal: 38" tall and 12" in diameter; wheel: 36". Like the binnacle, the ship's helm or steering-wheel is an iconic component of every sailing ship, and this model combines a classic design with a modern, sturdy composition, with flat, 6-spoked wheel terminating in wooden handles mounted to the side of a solid cylindrical pedestal of brass flaring at bottom (with 8 eight bolt-holes for mounting on deck) and bowl-like at top, surmounted by a flat dial indicating degrees of turn to port or starboard. Apart from innocuous (actually attractive) patina on the handles, the brass is clean and the wheel and dial move smoothly in unison as they should, evidently fully functional but also a great nautical display. (Pickup only.)