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Old 15th June 2019, 16:40
LuckyLuke LuckyLuke is offline
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Ship's Wheel - help with identification


I have been handed down a ship's wheel.

It's about 138cm (4' 6") across. I can't see any numbers on the hub.

Please does anyone have any idea when it may have been made and what type of vessel it came from?

(The white tape on a handle is just for protection from the breeze block wall.)

Many thanks in advance
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Old 15th June 2019, 17:43
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Judicious use of emery or litmus paper on metal and brass may reveal something, also in a aged (apparently) wheel it may be possible to find some scratchings on the wood. With the fluted spokes it doesn't look like a heavy duty (commercial vessel) wheel.
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Old 15th June 2019, 20:17
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If anyone comes across a ship's wheel with the name "Marty" carved in it, it is from the Blue Funnel ship Antilochus and it was carved by me on the 8-12 watch, on passage from Belfast to Birkenhead in 1963 when I was temporarily besotted with a young lady of that name who was a regular in DuBarry's bar in Belfast.
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Old 15th June 2019, 21:46
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Pat, I'm sure that the carving is under the white tape!
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Old 15th June 2019, 22:23
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A bit of quality there methinks, The classical design of the spindles and rather ornate knobs on the wedges. Rather light weight, so maybe for a quality yacht.
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Old 16th June 2019, 12:55
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When I restored my ships wheel from a local salvage yard I discovered the yard number 664 stamped on the boss. I discovered Henry Scarr shipyard (Hessle) built a tug in 1950 called Tyburn Brook (yard 664), renamed Pressman then Presstan. Scrapped in 2004 at New Holland just across the river from the shipyard, all a stones throw from my home.
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