Taffrail log

Object Number: 
1939.394a-e
Date: 
1892-1900
Medium: 
Textile, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 20 x 15 in. ( 24.1 x 50.8 x 38.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: "NEGUS/TAFFRAIL LOG" printed: "Patented 1892"
Description: 
Log device consisting of meter, balance, propeller, and two brackets.
Gallery Label: 
Taffrail logs were used to measure the daily mileage and speed of a ship.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group