The Big Ship Find of the Week

I find several Engine Order Telegraphs each year, but this is the first time I found one like this! This polished aluminum telegraph has two polished brass dials. It stands 35 1/2 inches tall. The brass dials are 7 1/2 inches wide and marked "Chadburn Telegraph Coy LTD, Liverpool". The top of the telegraph is 7 inches thick. The base is 8 inches square with four mounting holes. It weighs about 40 pounds. This is an electric unit, so the bell does not ring when the handle is moved. This was already removed from the vessel when I found it at the shipyard, but I was told it was removed from a 175 foot Japanese Fishing Vessel. Very cool and unusual piece of nautical décor!. You can find more information if you go the the "Compass & Telegraph Category". This item is priced $1,295.00 and has free shipping to the Continental United States.

 

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