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Brass Taffrail Log Rotator

Original price was: $185.00.Current price is: $145.00.



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You are looking at a Brass Taffrail Log Rotator. The taffrail consists of the fish, the line, and the vane.

In the middle of the 17th century sailors started using a small paddle wheel or a rotating spinner to measure distance and speed. This method, in 1878, lead to the invention of the modern day mechanical taffrail log.

Sailors have used various methods such as tracking a chip of wood passing by the side of the boat or how many knots in a line unreeled as the ship moved.

If you are looking for a item that has a vintage, nautical look to it, then this Brass Taffrail Log Rotator is it! This would look great hanging on a wall whether it is in a restaurant or your home, or even your office.


Overall Length: 42″
Vane Sticks Out: 2 1/4″
Weight: 3 lbs.

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