Ship's telegraph - Brass, Copper - Second half 19th century

Ship's telegraph - Brass, Copper - Second half 19th century

Blocktube Marine Services LTD. Antique ship’s telegraph In good, working condition. With chain drive

The Telegraph was on board of a sea-going vessel and is a tool, with which the pilot-in-command could let the machine room know which direction of rotation and speed the screw must have. The instrument has an identical daughter piece in the engine room, with which it is connected. If the telegraph is operated in the engine room a bell goes off and the operator can see through the movement of the Telegraph what is expected of him. He shall be deemed to confirm by pulling the handle of his instrument down into the same box. On the bridge one can see that in the small hand on the telegraph

Lot details
Ship's telegraph
Brass, Copper
Manufacturer/ Brand
Blocktube, Aylesbury England
Model/ Name
Machinekamer model
Estimated Period
Second half 19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
14.5×30×30 cm
12.2 kg
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