"Mahogany Wheel Bar"
Discover our very beautiful mahogany steering wheel. A steering wheel consists of a flywheel actuating the rudder by means of pulleys and lines. The generalization of the use of wheel bars took place at the beginning of the 18th century. A rudder position indicator near the helm provides feedback to the helmsman. Each spoke pierces the outer wheel creating a series of handles. Each of these handles / spokes have often been given additional grooves on the tip. They could be felt by the helmsman in the dark and used to determine the exact position of the rudder. When the main groove pointed straight up, the rudder was completely straight. The wood species most used in the construction of this type of bar were teak or mahogany. Diameter: 153 cm Weight: 35 kg