Two Piece Set of Brass Fire Protection Gauges
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Click on the photo for additional views of this wind gauge anemometer.
This is an antiques maritime wind gauge anemometer with a nautical propeller that was salvaged from a vessel destined to be cut up for scrap at one of the shipbreaking yards. The propeller for sale is aluminum, the tail cone is fiber, and most of the rest of the unit is brass. The aluminum propeller has four blades and measures 13 1/2 inches tip to tip. From the ground to the top of the tail this wind gauge anemometer measures 30 inches tall. From the front tip to the back of the tail it measures 27 inches. The base mount is 6 inches wide with 5 mount holes. The propeller turns freely. The unit spins 360 degrees on the mount pipe. This wind gauge anemometer weighs about 35 pounds.
By definition, a windmill anemometer is similar to its namesake, the windmill, in that it must be parallel to the direction of the wind in order to work properly. A wind vane, attached to the tail of the anemometer, is pushed around until the propeller is facing into the wind. The wind then turns the propeller, which rotates a mechanism that calculates the wind speed.
We have not determined if this wind gauge anemometer works or not, but regardless, it will make a unique display item in your home or outside in your yard or garden area.
You will be shipped the vintage wind gauge anemometer shown in the photos.
Click on the photo for additional views of this cupped antique brass ship propeller.
A cupped antique brass ship propeller is always a great find, especially if it is in brass. This piece is solid brass and measures 14 inches in total diameter. And it measures 7 inches from the center of the hub to the edges of the blades. The hub is 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and 2 3/4 inches from front to back. This is a vintage brass propeller, pulled from a real ship. Both sides are photographed. This authentic brass ship propeller weighs just over 6 pounds. Marked “Cupped Edge 14RH15 Dynamic Balance Grand Rapids, Michigan”.
Simply speaking, a maritime propeller is made up of sections of helicoidal surfaces which act together ‘screwing’ through the water (hence the common reference to marine propellers as “screws”). Three, four, or five blades are most common in marine propellers, although designs which are intended to operate at reduced noise will have more blades. The blades are attached to a boss, or hub, which should be as small as the needs of strength allow – with fixed-pitch propellers the blades and boss are usually a single casting.
We have a few other ship propellers in stock – just scroll up or down to view them! Placing an order is easy. You can call us directly at 574-870-1571, or send us an email via the “Contact Us” button and we will get right back to you. Items are in our warehouse ready to ship, so no long wait for your order to arrive!
You will be shipped the cupped antique brass ship propeller shown in the photos.
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You can see additional views of this 8 piece brass gauge panel plate collection by clicking on the photo.
These brass plates measure from 2 1/2 to 5 inches long. These gauge panel plates are a rare find and hard to come by in brass.
These plates have some weathering and light surface wear. The price shown is for the entire lot of plates.
Check out the rest of our website for the best in nautical wall lights, nautical outdoor lights, and more maritime antiques. All items are in stock and ready to ship.
You will be shipped the 8 piece brass gauge panel plate collection in the photos.
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Click on the photo to see additional views of this vintage pair semaphore signal flags.
The Semaphore flag signaling system is an alphabet signaling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern. The flags would have been attached to a rod or post.
These flags each measure 17 inches square. They are soiled, lightly stained, and have been folded up for many years. They were obtained from a large nautical auction some time ago.
Big Ship Salvage is a supplier to many different movie set designers and interior design companies looking for that hard to find real nautical piece. Why not shop were the pros shop, our inventory is ready to ship today, just call us at 574-870-1571.
You will be shipped the vintage pair semaphore signal flags shown in the photos.
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