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Engine Telegraph Section

From the Collection of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village 89 Merri Street Warrnambool Victoria

Engine telegraph section from a ship – sometimes called an Engine Order Telegraph or E.O.T.. Brass dial with text stamped around its edge and matching text repeated on inlaid plates closer to the centre of the dial. A rotating pointer is joined to the centre of the disc. Made by A. Robinson & Co. Ltd of Liverpool. The pilot of the vessel would communicate his instructions to the engine room by setting the telegraph to show the speed he required, which would then be duplicated on another telegraph receiver in the engine room. The engineers would take the action necessary to provide that power to change the vessel’s speed.
Diam 25.7cm x H 7cm
Object Registration
flagstaff hill, warrnambool, shipwrecked-coast, flagstaff-hill, flagstaff-hill-maritime-museum, maritime-museum, shipwreck-coast, flagstaff-hill-maritime-village, marine technology, marine communications, engine order telegraph - e.o.t., ship’s engine telegraph section, marine telegraph, a. robinson & co. ltd liverpool
When Made
C. early - mid 20th century
Made By
A. Robinson & Co. Ltd (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Stamped around the perimeter of the dial; “FULL / HALF / SLOW / STOP / FULL / HALF / SLOW / STOP”
Inset closer to the centre of the dial “FULL / HALF / SLOW / STOP / FULL / HALF / SLOW / STOP”
Stamped near the centre “AHEAD / ASTERN”
Inlaid near the centre “AHEAD / ASTERN”
Stamped into the left of the dial “A. ROMINSON & CO. LTD / MANUFACTURERS / LIVERPOOL”
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM