Ship's wheel

Object Number: 
1936.798
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 55 x 60 x 22 in. ( 139.7 x 152.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Wooden ship's wheel; wheel with eleven radiating spokes with handles, on trestle-shaped support with drum (orignially intended for ropes that controlled movement of the rudder).
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this ship's wheel is taken from a steamboat that operated on the Connecticut River.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group