Polished Aluminum Ship’s Engine Order Telegraph – Authentic
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Click on the photo to see additional views of this beautiful reclaimed polished brass pendant light.
We started out with a reclaimed brass nautical ceiling light. Once the original light was polished, we fitted it with an 8 1/4 inch wide polished brass deflector cover. The center hole on the top housing was threaded and a brass down rod was added. The down rod has a 3 1/4 inch ceiling mount plate with three mounting holes. This reclaimed polished brass pendant light will extend down from the ceiling about 14 inches and the total weight is about 4 1/2 pounds.
This reclaimed polished brass pendant light was then totally rewired with UL-Listed wiring with a ground wire and bulb holder that is rated for any voltage under 250 volts. The new bulb holder takes a common house bulb of 65 watts or less. To access the bulb, the deflector cover and undamaged glass globe spin off separately.
Great looking pendant light! When mounted, the light must point downward to avoid getting moisture inside the globe.
Please give us a call at 574-870-1571 to order this item number. And as always, shipping is free here in the continental US!
We have several pieces of this reclaimed polished brass pendant light in stock!
Quantity: 19 Pieces In Stock
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.
Quantity: 1 Piece In Stock
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 photos to see additional views of this E. S. Ritchie & Sons Mark IV Projector Binnacle.
The compass glass is 8 1/2 inches wide. The gimbal ring is 12 inches. Measuring the outside gimbal ring pins from outside edge to outside edge, it measures 13 1/4 inches. The liquid-filled compass has a larger bubble than usual, but remains fully functional. The compass card is marked “RITCHIE U.S.A.” Two non-original lights were added to this binnacle, one in the helmet and the other in the main housing, each with its own electrical cord. These lights are not original, but functional and make for a beautiful, well lit compass.
The powder-coated aluminum housing measures 52 1/2 inches tall, 33 inches wide, and 14 1/2 inches in diameter. The helmet glass measures 8 1/2 inches wide and the red and green powder-coated steel balls measure 6 inches wide. The calibrating tube on the rear of the binnacle has the original cap, which is extremely rare.
Marked: “MARK IV PROJECTOR BINNACLE MFG. BY E.S. RITCHIE & SONS INC. PEMBROKE MASSACHUSETTS SERIAL NO. P. 104”
This projector binnacle will be shipped disassembled in several boxes.
Quantity: 1 Piece in stock