Freighter Ship Telegraph
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Click on the photo to see additional photos of this antique brass bulkhead light with brass rain cap.
From the top of the wall mount of this antique brass bulkhead light with brass rain cap to the bottom of the cage, this light measures 11 inches tall. The brass rain cap cover that we added measures 8 inches wide and now has a rolled outside edge. The wall mount measures 4 3/8 inches wide and has four screw holes. When mounted to the wall, this light will extend out by 8 inches. This light weighs over 5 pounds, and is 100% cast brass.
We have installed a new Westinghouse UL-Listed bulb fixture that is rated for up to 250 volts. This light takes a normal screw in house bulb of 75 watts or less. To access the bulb, you unscrew the brass cage and then unscrew the glass globe. We also stock replacement glass globes for these lights, so no need to worry about broken globes down the road. This light has some original parts and some recast parts made from other broken lights.
These antique brass bulkhead lights make great dock lights, boat house lights, front door lights, and they have many interior lighting uses!
Click on the photo to see additional views of this vintage engine order telegraph.
This is an aluminum vintage engine order telegraph with an iron base made by “Nippon Zosenkikai CO LTD”. This vintage engine telegraph stands 43″ inches tall. It has twin dials that measure 14 inches wide. The top head section of this unit is 16 1/2 inches thick. The base is about 15 inches wide with 6 mount holes. This is an electric telegraph and its working condition is not known. I have never re-wired one of these telegraphs, but several of my buyers have had success in sorting out the wiring.
The base unbolts from the top, so we can ship this item with no problem. This vintage engine order telegraph weighs about 130 pounds.
You will be shipped the telegraph shown in the photos.
An engine order telegraph or E.O.T, was a device used on a ship (or submarine) for the pilot on the bridge to order engineers in the engine room to power the vessel at a certain desired speed. In early vessels, from the 19th century until about 1950, the device usually consisted of a round dial about nine inches (~20 centimetres) in diameter with a knob at the center attached to one or more handles, and an indicator pointer on the face of the dial. There would also be a revolutions per minute indicator, worked by a hand crank.
Traditional E.O.T.s required a pilot wanting to change speed to “ring” the telegraph on the bridge, moving the handle to a different position on the dial. This would ring a bell in the engine room and move their pointer to the position on the dial selected by the bridge. The engineers hear the bell and move their handle to the same position to signal their acknowledgment of the order, and adjust the engine speed accordingly. Such an order is called a “bell,” for example the order for a ship’s maximum speed, flank speed.
You will be shipped the vintage engine order telegraph shown in the photos.
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Click on the photo to see additional views of this salvaged Sestrel lifeboat compass.
This salvaged Sestrel lifeboat compass measures about 9 inches tall. The base is about 8 inches in diameter. This item weighs just under 6 1/2 pounds.
The compass card and housing is marked with the makers’ name “Sestrel” and also “Made in England”. The compass itself gimbals freely inside the housing, which shows a bit of weathering. It is liquid filled and functional.
The helmet glass and compass glass appear to be undamaged – just needs cleaned up a bit.
Just give us a call at 574-870-1571 to place your order or send us an email with your wants and we’ll call you back. Shipping is free here in the US!!
You will be shipped the salvaged Sestrel lifeboat compass shown in the photos.
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Click on the photo to see additional views of the vintage magnetic brass compass.
This is a “Cassens and Plath” original liquid filled magnetic brass compass. The compass housing is 9 3/4 inches wide and about 4 3/4 inches tall. The gimbal ring is 12 1/2 inches wide. The compass is fully functional. The liquid has a large bubble. The wooden box was made by us and makes a perfect display case. The wood box measures 16 x 16 inches and about 9 inches tall. This magnetic brass compass and box weighs about 40 pounds.
This magnetic brass compass has had most of the paint removed, but the brass has not been fully polished.
Many types of fluids have been used over the years to fill liquid-damped compasses. The presence of fluid acts to damp the horizontal circular oscillation of a compass card and allows the card to settle on north much faster than air-damped compasses. Liquid-damped compasses traditionally have a floating compass dial that turns instead of a moving needle supported over a fixed card – but occasionally you will see exceptions.
A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions, or “points”. Usually, a diagram called a compass rose, which shows the directions north, south, east and west as abbreviated initials marked on the compass. When the compass is used, the rose can be aligned with the corresponding geographic directions, so, for example, the “N” mark on the rose really points to the north. Frequently, in addition to the rose or sometimes instead of it, angle markings in degrees are shown on the compass. North corresponds to zero degrees, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90 degrees, south is 180, and west is 270. These numbers allow the compass to show azimuths or bearings.
This Cassens and Plath magnetic brass compass is a beautiful addition to your nautical décor. Please give us a call to place your order.
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