Speed reckoner of lime wood designed by Captain McClean and made by C.T. Cooper & Sons. With this reckoner it is easy to convert an observed distance per unit of time in miles, into speed per hour.
Rare specimen in excellent condition.
WL: 5.7×64.5 cm
Signed: Capt. W.N. McClean A.M.I.C.E. July 30th 1919
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Welcome to the catalogue of Archipel International Maritime Gallery, specialist in nautical antiques and collectables.
Archipel International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects, globes and sea charts of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the University Museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history. The entire Archipel collection can be found at the site Archipel-img.com.