Exceptional Ship's Wheel American Engineering, Philadelphia -- 42" diam.

Product Code: 19083
Shipping Weight: 0.00 lbs

Product Description


An exceptional six spoke, 42 inch WWII era ship's wheel manufactured by the American Engineering Co., Philadelphia as marked on the inlaid brass maker’s plaque in the rim. Features a solid brass hub and alternating wood inlay pattern wheel and oak spokes and handles. Mint condition!


American Engineering Co. was an active business up to 1947 when it became a subsidiary of Hayes Manufacturing Co., of Grand Rapids, MI. There are some reflections on the Internet of its history as a supplier to shipbuilders. A book listed on the company indicates that it was created sometime before 1913 as a consolidation of Williamson Brothers Co. of Philadelphia and American Ship Windlass Co., of Providence, RI