Bliss Nautical Taffrail Log, Antique, Brass For Sale
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Bliss Nautical Taffrail Log, Antique, Brass:
Bliss Nautical Taffrail Log, Antique, Brass
Up for sale is this antique, mostly brass, Bliss Taffrail Log. Marked on one side of the black faceplate frame: "BLISS TAFFRAIL LOG", and on the other side: "BLISS. NEW YORK. U.S.A". This unit has a porcelain face with 3 dials that register different increments of distance traveled. The top of the porcelain face is marked with the maker's name: "John Bliss & Co Taffrail Log, New York, USA.
The heavy brass Taffrail log measures 9.5". The device is in a good antique shape with a great brass original finish. This device, named after the Taffrail (the rail around the stern of a ship), Taffrail log was the nautical mechanism used to measure speed in knots and miles per hour. The log worked by trailing a spinner (also called a "fish") in the water behind the ship. The ship's motion through the water caused the spinner to rotate, driving a mechanism that calculated how far the ship had travelled and indicated the results on a dial. Other versions of Taffrail logs measured a ship's speed rather than the distance travelled. Great addition to your nautical scientific instruments!
Stamped at the bottom edge of the brass, under the black frame is #47, at the very bottom is #328.
A few websites to look at: http://blisschron.org/bllogs.html
The physical size
Length: 9 ½”
Thickness: 2 3/4”
(All dimensions are close approximation)
Weight (Unpacked): 2 1/2 lbs approximate
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- If you are the successful buyer, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL PROPERLY INVOICED before sending payment, only the Post Office will make the final package weight determination. Packing weight may be more due to protective measures to assure safe arrival of your item(s). If you prepay without being invoiced and overpay, thank you for your “Donation”. If you still owe, you will be notified of the differences due before shipping.
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** Buyer will pay shipping, packing materials (if applicable), insurance is always optional, but recommended, especially for all types of fragile items. I will not be held responsible for uninsured items once they leave my possession (that's what insurance is for), NOR will I be held responsible for the transportation or handling method of all shippers, foreign and/or domestic. All International packages subjected to ship Priority Mail International.
In the case of breakage, do not return item, buyer must file a claim at their Post Office; this is the Post Offices rules, not mine. Post Office will not honor claims from a seller. I pack my items to Post Office standards. To file an insurance claim with the Post Office you must take items, packaging, box, a copy of your sale (for picture of item(s) and invoice (available on PayPal) to the Post Office. Post Office will keep the contents and the box. Post Office will issue the insured amount but not the shipping costs.
FOR SHIPPING ESTIMATION: If weight is listed and you’d like a quick estimate for the shipping cost, then go to www.usps.com and use the postal shipping calculator (available for both domestic and International) to get an estimate. My zip code is 01010 so you’ll need to enter your zip code or country (if you’re an International potential buyer) and enter the weight and decide your shipping options.
REMEMBER, the weight shown is the item weight only and not packaged. If you wish, add a few pound for the estimated packing allowances. REMEMBER, only the Post Office will make the final package weight determination. Whenever possible, multiple purchases are combined to save on shipping cost. If you are the successful buyer, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL PROPERLY INVOICED before sending payment. Shipment will not occur until payment plus any associated shipping costs has been received in FULL.
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