Geared Steering Wheel, Patent Model

Description
Nothing is known about this steering-wheel model. It is presumed to be a patent model because of its size, but its inventor and date are unknown. It is similar to many geared steering arrangements used on fishing boats and yachts from about the 1860s into the turn of the 1900s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1875
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.795 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
TR.337005
catalog number
337005
accession number
1978.2282
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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