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Ship's foghorn

Dimensions:
Overall: 870 x 280 x 80 mm, 2688 g
Medium: Metal, wood, leather
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Sydney Training Depot Snapper Island
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Ship's foghorn
Object No: 00047627

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    Description
    A foghorn operated by attached hand-pumped bellows.


    SignificanceThis is an excellent example of a hand-bellows operated ships foghorn, a common form of foghorn used on small vessels.
    HistoryThis ship's foghorn is constructed with a copper horn with brass fittings. It is attached to a timber and leather hand-bellows. The foghorn is engraved Triton, Allday and Onions, Birmingham.

    Nineteenth and early twentieth century foghorns were produced in varous ways. This simple hand-bellows system was a portable, common and robust variation.

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