£8,500.00 (inc. VAT)

RMS Windsor Castle Ships Hammerhead Telegraph by Siemens

The most magnificent of all ships telegraphs from one of the most magnificent mid-century British built ships. From our private collection.

Made by Siemens, a style of telegraph known affectionally as a ‘hammerhead’, this being the largest of the hammerhead varieties ever manufactured. These very rare telegraphs were developed for the Royal Navy in the early 20th century, the glass on the typical round telegraphs started to shatter when the big guns were fired so they created this triangular design. Soon after they started to be appear on the very finest ‘no expense spared’ Merchant navy ships, particularly the Flagship Liners built by Cammell Laird.

We were the ‘main agents’ when we salvaged over twenty tons of material from the Windsor castle when She was run up the beach and scrapped in 2005 in India. The pair of telegraphs and the steering pedestal binnacle were the prized items in this salvage operation, and this piece has been in our private collection ever since. It is now time to find its next custodian. In the photo shown the Starboard telegraph is clearly visible, this is the identical Port side telegraph.
With the telegraph you will receive our Certificate of Provenance along with digital images of the salvage operation.
Dimensions :
54cm width x 39cm depth x 130cm height
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