The wheel can spin on its axis if the square part is mounted. We haven't tried removing the back square, but is attached by just one large screw. The wood and brass do show some obvious age and wear from use. We aren't allowed to have a direct link, but our Facebook page can be found under our store name, Upper Maumee Valley Antiques. The item "Antique 42 Wood Ship's Steering Wheel Helm with Brass Hub" is in sale since Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Wheels". The seller is "countrymouse1" and is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.