Nautical instruments

Unused Bliss Taffrail Log – John Bliss & Co, New York

Bliss log with four blade propellor and 200 feet line. Taffrail type with sling pattern leg. Tibular register with three dials on porcelain face, stamped 38 under the dials. Rotator with four blades and stamped John Bliss & Co. Patented in 1876. Wooden box with label on the front site and instructions for use on the lid.

Bliss had his shop at 120 Front Street, later at 84 Pearl Street in New York.
For more information about Bliss see:

Catalog: NM.5-02
Date: 1910 – 1920
HWL case: 10x50x18 cm
L log: 27,5 cm
Signed: John Bliss & Co, end plate stamped nr 339
Origin: USA
Condition: unused but with corrosion spots, see pictures

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