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WWII Era Brass Engine Order Telegraph (E.O.T.)
WWII Era Brass Engine Order Telegraph (E.O.T.) Price: $2,600.00
Product Code: BICL04

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A fine WWII era ships bridge engine order telegraph (E.O.T.). Features face plates of red glass with commands in black. This classic standing pilot house E.O.T. is constructed of heavy solid brass and was used on a twin propeller ship. The faceplates include commands on both sides: “AHEAD” speeds are “1/3, 2/3, STAND, FULL, FLANK.” The “BACK” speeds are “1/3, 2/3, FULL, LOCK SHAFT, EMERG. and STOP in center as marked with brass arrow that moves with the trigger style indicator handles." The indicator handles lock into notched grooves above the commands in the top of the outer rings. Brass electronic side bell and light rheostat originally mounted on to the heavy cast bronze pedestal is missing. Also, the manufacturers nameplate was removed some time during it's history, so we are not sure of the maker. Recently polished and waxed for a soft brass patina. Weighs approx. 115 pounds. A great old surviving instrument used aboard a naval vessel during WWII.

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This item is part of a lifetime collection accumulated by Bill Clifford. Bill is retired President of BAE Systems Ship Repair, a leading non-nuclear ship repair, maintenance and modernization company based in Norfolk, Va., in 2015. Clifford has 46 years of experience working in the public and private maritime sector when he retired last year.

As President of Ship Repair since 2008, Clifford lead more than 5,000 highly-skilled employees while managing full-service shipyards strategically located in Norfolk, Va.; Jacksonville and Mayport, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Prior to joining BAE in 2005, he served in executive management positions in several shipyards including the managing partner of a Hawaii shipyard consortium.

Clifford served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. His sea tours included the USS Wallace L. Lind (DD 703) which provided plane-guarding and gun-fire support services off the coast of Vietnam; the USS Ault (DD 698) as the Chief Engineer; the USS Fairfax County (LST 1193) as the Chief Engineer and the USS Papago (ATF 160), where he was the commanding officer of this towing and salvage asset. He served ashore at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the Pacific Fleet Staff as the Diving and Salvage Officer and Commanding Officer of the Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) at Pearl Harbor, HI. He is a 1969 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School and attended the Navy’s Diving and Salvage Officer course at the Washington Navy Yard.

WWII Era Brass Engine Order Telegraph E.O.T.

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