Engine Order Telegraph

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$500
Gallery/Dealer
antiques & curio
Georgetown, Texas USA
Description from user:

Late 19th – Early 20th Century. Two Control Engine Order Telegraph with Oil Lamp Housing. Made By J.W. Ray & Co of Liverpool and London. Full Brass Telegraph Mounted On A Brass Pedestal. Double-Face. Approximately 41” Tall Overall, Diameter of Faceplate is Approximately 9-1/2” (Outer Brass Ring Diameter Is Approximately 11-1/2”). Handles Can Be Operated Through Full Range. Bell Rings When Handles Are Operated. Oil Lamp Housing Includes Oil Font. Brass Pedestal Is Empty, Chains Have Been Removed. Full Color Faceplates Appear To Be Reproductions. No Markings Are Found Indicating The Vessel On Which This May Have Been Installed. Telegraph Was Purchased In The 1970's From A Nautical Dealer In Lincolnville, Maine, USA. Item Has Been In Storage Since Purchased.

Previously Owned By A Dealer In Lincolnville, Maine, USA. Purchased From Dealer In 1970s. It Has Not Been Exhibited Since Purchase. Do Not Believe It Was Exhibited Prior To Purchase In 1970s.

Answered within 3 days
Nov 07, 16:35 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$500 - $1,000 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
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Dear ,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a ngine order telegraph produced by J.W. Ray & Co of Liverpool and London and has an total height of 41 inches. The telgaph appears to be in perfect condition and has an moveable parts and an undamaged display of the different speeds.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 500 to 1.000 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

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