An authentic L.D. Lothrop boxed fog horn, model #19082. Pat. Aug. 20, 1901 as engraved on the makers brass tag. Crank handle on box side and retaining its original red painted wood box and black stenciled letters on both sides. It appears the internal bellows are no longer whole, as is common with box horns of this vintage (the horn does not sound). Measures 20 1/2 in. X 9.5 in X 16 1/2 in.. From the Arthur A. Rebman Maritime Collection.
This fog horn was manufactured by the L.D.Lothrop Co., in Gloucester, Mass. The fog horn was invented by Llewellyn Day Lothrop, born in Appleton, Maine in March of 1836. In 1880 Mr. Lothrop started a general ship chandlerís business in Gloucester. He invented different swivels & hooks for fishing, but was best known for the famous, Lothrop PATENT Fog Horn. His business was located on Duncan Point (Harbor Loop area) on Locust St., Gloucester, Mass.
*Photo of the Lothrop workshop from the blog "Schooner Adventure Mug Up". http://schooneradventuremugup.wordpress.com/