Two Brass Maritime Taffrail Spinners

Lannan Gallery

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Two solid brass taffrail spinners with braided rope and coupling used to send data back to the shipboard log. The blade is engraved "NEGUS NEW TORK" with a large "N" also. This unit has been meticulously polished and lacquered. The taffrail spinner would be attached via a coupling and rope to the mechanical "log" which would be attached to the taffrail (the stern railing on a vessel) and would record speed and distance travelled. Unique piece of nautical decoration. Circa 1940.

Overall Dimension: 14 inches long by 5 inches… overall length with rope is 42 inches. 
Made: American
Material: Brass
Date: Circa 1940


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