This is an original vintage nautical Ahlemann & Schlatter Metallwarenfabrik Bremen, Germany manually operated Foghorn. Foghorns or fog signals are used to warn other vessels of navigational hazards such as rocky coastlines and other dangers to alert the presence of other vessels. These were typically used when the fog obstructed lighthouses and other marine visual aides.
This Foghorn is Completely functional! This manual foghorn was taken off a vessel being cut up for scrap. It has been tested and is in complete working condition.
Ahlemann & Schlatter, A Bremen-based company, was founded in 1868. Starting as a trading and crafts company, They quickly became to specializing in the production of ships’ lanterns. This was due to regulations on ship illuminations in 1875. They excelled in meeting the needs for higher technical demands as well as developing innovations in nautical lighting technology.
Base: 9.25 x 9.25
Weight Each: 14 lbs.