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THOMAS WALKER SHIPS CHERUB LOG Ca 1879

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HARD TO FIND 
THOMAS WALKER CHERUB III LOG
In Superb Condition

 
 
One of Walker's Rarest and Largest Logs
 
      

Presented is a Walker Cherub Log in its original case, complete with all fittings. It was developed in 1879, 13 years after the Harpoon log, by Thomas Ferdinand Walker for larger size ships. It is immense in size compared to other logs, and is arguably the most useful and long serving log offered. 
 
It was made by Thomas Walker & Son, Ltd of Birmingham, England whose name is synonymous with patent logs.  It features a self contained  instrument head with a distance measuring calculator which was mounted on the vessel's taffrail. The instrument section has a white porcelain face, and three analog counters with black Arabic numbers for distance run. A very large spinner or fish is trailed in the water behind the ship and its rotation is transmitted to the counter by means of a line (not included).There is no reason to think it is not in working condition. As far as we can determine this model is Walker's largest log.
 
CONDITION: The instrument head and spinners, their lead line and weights are in remarkably good condition considering their years if serovce at sea. The brass deck shoe, in which the instrument head mounts, is present as is the original can of oil. Missing is the trailing line. The wood case has some minor chips on the top, but is in sturdy condition.
 
                TRADE MARK
                  Three Analog Counters

 Cherub logs are one of the oldest and largest of all of Thomas Walker's distance measuring apparatus and are infrequently seen at auction or on the market. Consequently they are very hard to find and should be a part of any serious collection.
 

DIMENSIONS:

Case 19" L x 10 3/4" W x 5 1/2" W     Spinner 14 1/4" L x 6 1/2" W       

Weight complete  20 1/2 pounds

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