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Scale: Unknown. A working model of steering apparatus, together with a rudder head which has been mounted on a solid wooden block roughly shaped in the form of a stern. The wooden block has been painted a light brown colour with a grain applied on top and then the whole block has been edged in black paint. On the top face of the block are four iron spikes for locating a rectangular housing to cover the lower sheaves below the main wheel (this is now missing).
The wheel itself comprises of a large four-spoked wheel cast in brass with a slightly smaller wooden wheel behind fitted with nine turned handles, of which only one survives. The drum of the wheel is rigged with rope, which runs through a pair of large angled sheaves at deck level, and around a large single sheave mounted horizontally to the top of the rudder head.
There is a small white paper label which reads "Rec'd... Room, April 22nd? 1854" and a large paper label which reads "Olive Moore Heywood Street, Sneinton, Nottingham". There are also two smaller square paper labels on the forward face and the deck marked "11" and "16".
Original size: 293 mm x 365 mm x 158 mm
- Image reference: L0416
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London