Nautical instruments

Rare taffrail log in case – Vion, Paris ca. 1950

A ship-log records the distance travelled through the water. With the time in hours between the observations, it gives the ship’s speed in knots.


A very rare and complete yachting taffrail log. Hardly used. With clock, line, rotator, sinker weight and two shoes in a mahogany case. The log is fixed on a shoe at the stern of a ship. The recorder would have been connected with a line to the rotor at the end of the line. The governor wheel is fitted in an open end housing. The enamel face with two dials.


Catalogue: NM.6-36
Date: appr. 1950
HWD case: 16x36x22 cm
Signed: Loch Vion yachting, case and rotator: E. Vion, Paris
Origin: France
Condition: in very good condition, wear consistent with age and use

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