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Use Antique Binnacles and Engine Order Telegraphs to Spark Conversation
Looking for the center of attention for your nautical theme? Maybe you need the perfect addition to your steam punk concept? Whatever the case, at Big Ship Salvage, our unique engine order telegraphs, authentic ship’s compasses, and antique binnacles can be great conversation pieces.
After all, who can resist putting their hand on one of these authentic engine order telegraphs or other maritime products? It’s an awesome feeling when you’re in complete control of a ship and move the handle to full speed, and our products will help you relive that!
Our Unique Collection of Antique Ship Compasses and Ship Telegraphs
The engine order telegraph is often referred to simply as a telegraph on the bridge of the ship. It is the instrument traditionally used to communicate the captain’s orders with the crew in the engine room below. Ships can have more than one telegraph on board which usually sound bells that allow the ship’s captain, the engine room, and the bridge to be in alignment with the captain’s orders.
Engine room telegraphs were once used to ensure precise control of the ship as well as clear communication from the captain to the shipmates. The use of advanced technology on ships has greatly reduced the need for ship telegraphs in a practical sense. However, they are a great addition to your maritime-themed spaces and can preserve the rich history of traditional seafaring life.
Along with telegraphs, we also stock a great selection of authentic ship compasses as well. These liquid-filled compasses were used less and less with the introduction of GPS, but will still make a great addition to your home’s décor.
Our collection of ship compasses features items in great condition, making it something of a rarity, and our compasses are the perfect additions to any nautical or coastal theme. If you’re into history, or looking for something specific, we have a rare range of products, with offerings spanning from a Tokimec magnetic compass to a World War II era Lionel binnacle. Indeed, a Lionel binnacle! During World War II, the Lionel company suspended making the toy trains they were famous for and produced ship parts much needed for our military. Regardless of the antique ship compass you are looking for, we can help you find the ideal ones to complete your collection or space.
Antique binnacles are maritime components that were once used on ships to hold and protect ships’ compasses. They feature a wooden or metal frame with a glass window that allows crew members of the ship to view the ship’s compass. Most antique binnacles were also mounted on a pedestal or stand that allowed them to be fastened to the ship’s deck, keeping them in place as the ship traveled across the sea.
Since antique binnacles are no longer needed on ships, you can highlight their legacy by including them in your home’s or business’s décor. They pair perfectly with a ship’s compass and will give your space that authentic maritime ambiance. Additionally, they come in a variety of designs and materials, reflecting the periods in which they were produced. Talk about a cool way to incorporate history into your location!
Beyond Antique Binnacles and Ship Compasses
If you’re looking to go all out with your maritime theme, try adding some other elements into your space as well! From salvaged nautical wall sconces and nautical pendant lights to buoys and other authentic maritime décor, Big Ship Salvage is happy to help your nautical décor dreams come true.
Contact Us for Engine Room Telegraphs and More!
From robust options to tabletop concepts, you can finally bring your nautical décor to life with one of our engine order telegraphs or authentic ship compasses! Big Ship Salvage offers an array of nautical and marine pieces to transform your project or design, both indoors and out.
Although new items arrive daily, any of these ships’ compasses, antique binnacles, and telegraphs are quite unique. If you have questions about any of these items, please contact us today!