Authentic Ship's Compasses & Engine Room Telegraphs

Looking for the center of attention for your nautical theme? Or a perfect addition to your Steam Punk concept? Whatever the case, at Big Ship Salvage, our unique Engine order telegraphs, authentic ship’s compasses, and binnacles can be great conversation pieces. After all, who can resist putting their hand on one of these authentic engine order telegraphs?  Most of all, it’s an awesome feeling when you are in complete control of the ship when you move the handle to full speed!

The engine order telegraph is often referred to simply as a telegraph on the bridge of the ship. It is the instrument used to communicate the captain’s orders with the men in the engine room below.  Ships can have more than one telegraph on board and usually sounded bells that allowed the ship’s captain, the engine room, and the bridge to be in alignment with the captain’s orders.

We stock a great selection of authentic ship’s compasses as well. These liquid filled compasses were used less and less with the introduction of GPS.  In addition, these intact compasses are in great condition making ours is a rarity and a perfect addition to any nautical or coastal theme.

If you are into history, or looking for something specific, we have a rare range of products from the Tokimec magnetic compass, to the World War II era Lionel Binnacle. Indeed, a Lionel Binnacle!  During the World War II, they suspended making the toy trains they were famous for, and produced ship parts much needed for our military.

From robust options, to table top concepts, you can finally bring your nautical décor to life with one of our Engine Order Telegraphs or Authentic Ship’s Compasses!

Big Ship Salvage offers an array of nautical and marine pieces to transform your project or design, both indoor and out. Although new items arrive daily, any of these ship’s compasses, binnacles, and telegraphs are quite unique, if you have questions about any of these items, please call us at 574-870-1571, 7 days per week 8 a.m to 9 p.m. est.

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  • Vintage Henry Browne & Son Sestrel Binnacle and Compass

    Item #B2-01 Vintage Henry Browne & Son Sestrel Binnacle and Compass

    $4,500.00
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  • Rare Vintage Hezzanith Mark VII Binnacle with Compass

    Item #B2-04 Rare Vintage Hezzanith Mark VII Binnacle with Compass

    $4,500.00
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  • Vintage Russian Alarm Ship Bell

    ITEM #B2-06 Vintage Brass Binnacle – Cleveland, Ohio

    $2,800.00
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  • Brass Osaka Works Binnacle with Cassens and Plath Brass Compass

    Item #B2-07 Brass Osaka Works Binnacle with Cassens and Plath Brass Compass

    $3,400.00
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  • Brass 1954 Poitevin-Duault Binnacle with Osaka Compass

    Item #B2-08 Brass 1954 Poitevin-Duault Binnacle with Osaka Compass

    $4,400.00
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  • John Bruce and Sons Binnacle with Lionel Compass

    Item #B2-09 John Bruce and Sons Binnacle with Lionel Compass

    $2,500.00
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  • Vintage lifeboat compass on a decorative stand

    Item #B2-11 Vintage Lifeboat Compass On Decorative Stand – One-Of-A-Kind

    $425.00
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  • Functioning Brass Chadburn Ship Telegraph

    ITEM #EOT-02 Functioning Brass Chadburn Ship Telegraph

    $4,950.00
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  • Rare Brazilian Ship's Engine Order Telegraph

    ITEM #EOT-06 Rare Brazilian Ship’s Engine Order Telegraph

    $2,800.00
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  • Unique Salvaged Aluminum and Brass Engine Order Telegraph

    ITEM #EOT-07 Unique Salvaged Aluminum and Brass Engine Order Telegraph

    $2,200.00
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  • Sale! Nippon Zosenkikai 1979 Engine Order Telegraph

    Item #EOT-19 Nippon Zosenkikai 1979 Engine Order Telegraph

    $1,050.00
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  • 1986 Nippon Zosenkikai Engine Order Telegraph

    Item #EOT-22 1986 Nippon Zosenkikai Engine Order Telegraph

    $1,400.00
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  • EIWA 1990 Aluminum Electric Engine Telegraph

    Item #EOT-23 EIWA 1990 Aluminum Electric Engine Telegraph

    $1,400.00
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  • Nippon Zosenkikai 1973 Chrome Plated Brass and Iron Telegraph

    Item #EOT-26 Nippon Zosenkikai 1973 Chrome Plated Brass and Iron Telegraph

    $1,400.00
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  • Sale! Nunotani Hakuyo Aluminum Telegraph

    Item #EOT-27 Nunotani Hakuyo Aluminum Telegraph

    $1,050.00
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  • Dae Yang 1989 Aluminum Telegraph

    Item #EOT-28 Dae Yang 1989 Aluminum Telegraph

    $1,400.00
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  • Authentic Nabco Console Mounted Engine Order Telegraph

    Item #EOT-40 Authentic Nabco Console Mounted Engine Order Telegraph

    $360.00
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  • Item #EOT-41A Authentic NABCO Mounted Engine Order Telegraph

    Item #EOT-41A Authentic NABCO Mounted Engine Order Telegraph

    $425.00
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  • ITEM #P2-04 WW2 1941 U.S. Navy Bearing Circle Mark 1 Mod. 2 Lionel Corporation

    $275.00
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  • Item #P2-08 Cassens and Plath Magnetic Compass With Wooden Box

    $395.00
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  • NOR Electronic Compass with Pelorus

    Item #P2-09 NOR Electronic Compass with Pelorus

    $295.00
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  • Item #P2-28 U.S. Army Azimuth Indicator T24

    $250.00
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