Negus improved Taffrail Log in wooden case – New York, ca. 1900
Improved Taffrail Log with integrated flywheel, made by T.S. & J.D. Negus, Pearl Street, New York. Gray painted brass body with enamel dial reading up to 100 miles and subsidiary dial reading up to 10 miles. With a four bladed, brass rotator stamped with initial N and Negus New York. Incorporates short length of log line, a spinner and a mounting shoe. All fitted in the original wooden box with paper label on the outside and directions for use under the lid. Patented 1892. This log is almost identical to the Lionel type T.L. log but much earlier. Made around 1900.
Date: ca. 1900
HWL case: 22x22x57,5 cm (8.6×8.6×22.6 in)
Signed: T.S. & J.D. Negus, Pearl Street, New York Origin: England
Condition: very good, wear consistent with age and use