Here is our selection of antique ship's wheels and helms. The ships wheel was once the most frequently used part of any vessel, prior the invention of the auto pilot the ships wheel was manned permanently whilst the ship was at sea.
A brass bound mahogany ships wheel, with eight turned spokes.
Cast iron central wheel hub or boss, with brass hub cap which is engraved "Watch there watch" as a reminder to the helmsman to keep a sharp lookout and steer a steady course.
Diameter: 36 inches / 91 cm
A solid brass ships wheel, with eight spokes and brass central wheel hub or boss engraved BROWN BROS & CO LTD, ROSEBANK IRONWORKS, EDINBURGH.
The king spoke has a different coloured handle to identify it and this usually also indicates a midships rudder angle.
Diameter: 30 inches / 76 cms
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