Log Reel End


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About This Object
This is half of a log-reel. A log-reel was where the rope used with a chip log was stored. The chip log was used to measure the speed that a ship was travelling, by counting the amount of knots in the rope that passed through your hands over a certain period of time. This log-reel was thereby used to make sure that the rope was protected so that the accuracy of this instrument would not be undermined.
Catalogue Number
INV.795
Collection
Invincible
Measurements
Height: 220mm
Width: 200mm
Depth: 25mm (1")
Production Date
Pre 1758
Production Period
Eighteenth Century

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