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Ship Wheel Clock 12"
The Hampton Nautical Ship Wheel Clock is made out of real Shisham hardwood and is a great addition to any home and office. Shisham is very similar to the Teak, that we all know to be an extremely hard wearing hardwood which will resist the elements.
In addition, the center of the wheel is solid brass and includes a real, working clock. The clock is approximately 5-inches in diameter and rests perfectly inside the ship wheel.
This small wooden ship wheel clock requires AA batteries to operate (not included) which can be easily installed in the back. This ship wheel clock also features a hinge on the back, making it very easy to hang on any wall.
- Roman numerals for classic appearance
- Rare solid wood construction of ship’s wheel
- Battery operated requires AA batteries (not included)
Each of these marine clocks is elegantly crafted with the legendary ship wheel design, an innovation in sailing that occurred after centuries of mechanical evolution. From the earliest steering oars, through the use of a common windlass, a cylindrical hand crank, the wheel we recognize on these ship clocks was a development necessitated by the growth of ships, particularly during the Age of Exploration. In 17th and 18th centuries, with European powers expanding across the oceans on increasingly longer voyages, ships grew larger and a more efficient method of steering was necessary. These marine clocks demonstrate the culmination of those developments. Instead of horizontal tillers the ship wheel utilized rotational motion, run through ropes and pulleys, to maneuver the rudder. This ship wheel clock is a fabulous recreation of a device that revolutionized sailing, the wheel still a standard aboard ships and a tool that has been adopted by the automotive industry; our car steering wheels. With a legacy in sailing that has lasted centuries, the symbol of the ship wheel has been placed on these marine clocks as a reminder of the ingenuity and dedication of sailors, craftsmen, and artisans from long ago.