This is an original vintage nautical Silver 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.
Measures 28 inches tall, Handle to base, 49 inches with pump arm extended. The base is 14 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches. The horn itself measures 16 inches long with a 6 inch diameter. The entire piece weighs just under 35.5 pounds. It has been painted a shade of silver.
This manual foghorn was taken off a vessel being cutup for scrap.
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