PO Box 518 Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park, South Australia, 5062, Australia
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
|Finish||Varnished box and polished Copper horn|
|Dimensions (cm)||55.3 x 20.5 x 37 (Box), 61 x 29.5 x 38 (Incl. crank and horn)|
|Imperfections||Wear & tear consistent with age|
|Age/Year of Manufacture||Early 20th Century|
|Restoration Options||Bellows repair|
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This genuine antique Norwegian-pattern Ship's Foghorn was made by the marine equipment company, John Lilley & Gillie Ltd. (Est. 1812) of North Shields, England. The varnished box is made from marine plywood.Turning the crank handle operates a set of kid-leather bellows inside. The air produced is forced through the reed of the horn and the sound is amplified by its conical shape.
The foghorn has seen many years of service, and is showing a few signs wear and tear, e.g. it could do with a new leather handle, and going by the sound produced (at present) the foghorn may have a leak in the bellows, or the reed may need adjusting.
Please contact us for restoration options (POA).