This ship’s cherub is part of a device that would have allowed sailors to measure distance and speed at sea. The rotator or screw would have been placed in the water and the revolutions counted. This is quite a large piece, made of brass and is a very tactile item. It was made in the early 20th century / around 1920s by Thomas Walker & Son.
Definitely one for the man cave! Would look fab hung up on a wall and also a great gift for lovers of vintage sailing memorabilia.
Rotator (propellor): 35cms, with rope 118cms
Wheel diameter: 26cms
£75 + postage