WHEEL - Nautical - Authentic Large WWII Brass Spoke Wood Hand
I am offering an original (not a reproduction) large cast brass spoke ship s Helm Wheel. Based on the size design materials used and quality this wheel was likely built prior to WWII in the USA for use on a large supply ship. It measures (handle to handle) and the keyed hub is . wide x . deep. During WWII many of the U.S. frers were used to supply our troops in Europe and were referred to as Liberty Ships. 2 of the wheel s spokes have raised letters as follows E and JM-W- . Also the spoke support ring has riveted brass tags attached (just off each side of top center) that read LEFT RUDDER and RIGHT RUDDER with arrows pointing in that direction. The wood handles appear to be oak and are well worn which indicates years of sea duty and exposure to the weather. I have owned this wheel since and have fabricated a wall mount that allows the wheel to turn firmly as if at sea. This nautical artifact is a fine example of U.S. maritime history during the WWII era. Additional Nautical Items Available - Please Call Cliff (at) -- For More Info. Pictures and contact info on Advertigo website.
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