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, or to alert the presence of other vessels. These were typically used when fog has obstructed lighthouses and other marine visual aides.
This Foghorn is Completely functional! Measures 32 inches tall, Handle to base, 40 inches with pump arm extended. The base is 9 1/4 by 9 1/4. The horn itself measures 17 inches long with a 3 inch diameter. The entire piece weighs just under 14 pounds.
This manual foghorn was taken off a vessel being cutup 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 specialize in the production of ships lanterns. This was due to regulations on ships illuminations in 1875. They excelled in meeting the needs for higher technical demands as well as developing innovations in nautical lighting technology.
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Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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