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Steering wheel model

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Steering wheel model
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Richard Strauss, Negative #: 2006-9724

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This object appears in the following sections:


Technology
Marine Patent Models — Complete Catalog: 1881-present

Technology
Marine Patent Models — Steering the Way


Geared steering wheel model
Catalog #: 337,005, Accession #: 1978.2282.03
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
Nothing is known about this steering-wheel model. It is presumed to be a patent model because of its size, but its inventor and date are unknown. It is similar to many geared steering arrangements used on fishing boats and yachts from about the 1860s into the turn of the 1900s.
Physical Description

The model measures 4 1/4" L x 3 1/2" W x 4" H.

Details
Date Made:
about 1875
Credit:
Found in collection

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