Monday, May 30, 2011

Chadburn

Engine order telegraph, E.O.T., chadburnYou have already seen this device, probably in some old movie: it is called engine order telegraph and it was used on the deck of a vessel to request a certain desired speed from the engine room.Engine order telegraph, E.O.T., chadburnThe dials of the two telegraphs are different only for the language used, but “ahead” is on the left above and on the right below.
(Pictures taken on April 11 at the Neri and D'Alesio stands of the 28th TAN)

See also: Neri Group - D'Alesio Group

20 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

How wonderful - must be great if there were something alike to be applied to life itself.


Please have a good new week.

daily athens

Luis Gomez said...

Interesting post and great photos VP. Thanks for these.

Jack said...

I wonder why "ahead" is on opposite sides of the two telegraphs. Was that mentioned?

Farmchick said...

It looks like a beautiful piece of art.

Randy said...

I love the second one against that great blue background.

VP said...

@ Jack - They have twin dials: the first device is seen from the left, the second one from the right.

Small City Scenes said...

You are right---I have seen this device in many old movies and maritime museums. Great post. MB

cieldequimper said...

I've seen it on ships. Now I suppose they are collectors items...

Traveling Hawk said...

Oh, you lost me, VP! Such a technical message...Nice photos!

Dina said...

Telegraphs! I never knew the name.
Yes, I remember such orders being barked aboard ship in the old movies.

Funny to see these familiar Italian words not in a musical score.

JM said...

I never knew the name either. Thanks VP, they are really cool.

Kaori said...

I love the ship lingo and culture I learn from your posts! :D

Birdman said...

Wonderful against that blue.

joo said...

How interesting!

Cezar and Léia said...

The devices are impressive, great pictures!
Léia

Arianna said...

Speriamo che i comandanti siano stati attenti...ciao, Arianna!

Gunn said...

Great images, love even the BLUE background, and an interesting post.

Photohunter said...

Ich mag diese Art von technischen Details.

Steffe said...

nice.

Francisca said...

Believe it or not, I have one of these at home. It's a long story. :-D Nice to look at but no idea what to do with it, though.