SHIPS TELEGRAPHS

The ships telegraph or engine order telegraph is a mechanical device which allows communication between the bridge of a ship and the engine room, in order to control the ships speed. The bridge telegraph usually sits on a freestanding pedestal and is linked via chains to the engine room telegraph. Once the desired speed is selected on the bridge telegraph dial it is automatically displayed on the dial of the engine room telegraph. The ships telegraph was invented around 1870 and later versions incorporated a repeater system which allowed the engine room to acknowledge the order from the bridge and send a signal back up to confirm it was understood.

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Antique ships bridge telegraph / Engine order telegraph.
By Donkin & Co LTD,  Newcastle on Tyne.
A single sided / single engine ship telegraph with repeater mechanism and working internal audible bell signal.
Original restored glass dial showing engine order positions.
Complete with original oil burning, dial illumination lantern (fitted with LED bulb) 
Brass dial casing and cast brass pedestal with removable chain adjustment / inspection door.
Max height: 43 inches /  109 cm
Diameter of face / dial 9.5 inches / 24 cm

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Antique ships bridge telegraph, made by Chadburns, Liverpool.
Twin handles with enamelled dials showing engine orders.
Solid brass casing and pedestal, working bell mechanism.
Electrical illumination lamp and back up oil burning lantern.
Max height: 44" (112cm)
Diameter of face/dial 9" (23cm)

Price on request

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Antique ship's engine room telegraph by McNab.
Enamelled dial showing engine orders with solid brass casing and working bell mechanism.
32 cm / 12.5 inches diameter
SOLD

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Ship's engine room repeating telegraph by CHADBURN'S Enamelled dial showing engine orders with solid brass casing and working bell mechanism.
27 cm / 10.5 inches diameter.

Price on request

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