Thomas Walker’s & Sons Cherub III Taffrail Ship’s log

Thomas Walker’s & Sons Cherub III Taffrail Ship’s log



Mid 20th century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Navigational instruments


A Thomas Walker’s & Sons Cherub III Taffrail Ship’s log in unused condition.

In pine case with labels and instructions, numbered: AM 4248.

Log rotator vain marked: T.W. CHERUB 481.


Contents of the case:

1 Register.

2 Shoes.

2 Glasses.

1 Samples tin of solidified oil.

2 Rotators.

1 Hook.


Width: 48.5 cm.

Depth: 29 cm.

Height: 14.5 cm.


The Walker Cherub Taffrail log was designed so that the log did not have to be hauled in every time a reading was required, and patented on the 30th of October 1878.

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GB Hatchwell Antiques

Hatchwell Antiques is based at 533 King's Road, Chelsea, London.
Members of LAPADA, BADA & CINOA.

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