Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469
email: piecesofship@yahoo.com

January 5, 2013: It's finally here! Our shipment of salvage is in - here's what we received: liferings, ship grates, charts, keyboxes, signal flags, country flags and pennant flags, iron fenders, trunks, pilot/Jacob’s ladders, bugles/meagphones, pump & pneumatic foghorns, barometers, bells, clocks, cargo nets, lifeboat binnacles, box compasses, block pulleys, foxlights. galvanized oil lanterns. brass ship’s name/hull plates, passageway lights, 2 brass telegraphs, 2 brass steering stations (by far the most impressive stations we’ve ever had), lifeboat oars, 4 bar lights, running lights, ship doors, a signal light, porthole tables and portholes.

**Check out the American nautical instruments at the bottom of the page; included are two brass steering stations, two brass EOTs and three binnacles! We rarely get American pieces and these are quite nice.

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Salvaged brass ship bells: "John Louis 1954" (sold) and "Majestic 1988" - both stand about 12" tall

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We received a good supply of assorted sized ship grates - these range in the 31" x 31" (give or take) and would make for great coffee table tops, pot racks, headboards or flooring.

 

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Lots of great brass ringed block pulleys - put them to use as pulleys, bookends or art! The megaphones are salvaged too - they're great for shouting orders to the deckhands in your family.


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We received two builder's plates: "Chantiers De France Dunkeroue 1982" and "Namura Shipbuilding Co, LTD, Osaka Japan Aug 1975".
We also got a few more stacks of retired navigational charts...

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Diamond shaped metal fenders are salvaged and are great yard art. Large copper and brass salvaged foxlights make great statement lighting over a kitchen island or dining table.


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Galvanized lanterns of all sizes and more beautiful ship grates.

 

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We received some of the largest ship grates ever - the one on the far left is about 4'8" x 5'2" which would make a very nice square (ish) dining room table top. The other largest grate we received measures 8'2" x 3'2" which would be gorgeous as well and probably seat 8 people.
Right: One of the two steering stations we received: Hastie Greenock (pictured here without the wheel; see below for photo with wheel) - sold

 

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Left: Hastie Greenock steering station from the side (sold)
Middle: more keyboxes, though none very small in this batch
Right: We received about 200 liferings in this shipment.

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Left: lifering from the "Iasos", Istanbul
Middle: brass running lights
Right: Running Lights the bottom two have a red gel lens that is removable (if you prefer to have a clear light vs. red) (top light sold)


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Left: lots of pump foghorns
Middle: salvaged rope bumpers/fenders make great door stops or ottomans
Right: a nice pair of woven rope bumpers (sold)

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2 salvaged trunks in this shipment

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Left and Center: "Telemoteur" Brass Steering Station, made in Marseilles. A one of a kind, gorgeous piece. (Pictured above without wheel see below with original wheel)
Right: Set of brass-plated salvaged copper running lights (this pair has been wired for immediate use) (sold)
Below: Telemoteur station with wheel

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Left: Ship door #1 (sold)
Middle: Ship door #2 (sold)
Right: Ship door #3 (sold)

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Left: ship door #4
Middle: ship door #5 (sold)
Right: ship door #6 (sold)

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Left: ship doors. Center: small spotlight
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salvaged brass double Engine Order Telegraph "San Giorgio, Genova Sestri-Italy" Serial No 33115
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salvaged brass double Engine Order Telegraph "Siemens Brothers & Co Ltd, London"

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Jos. Harper & Son Co. - New York - Brass Engine Order Telegraph (EOT) #1
*crack in glass on rear face (shown in middle & right photos) located from 8 o'clock to 4 o'clock


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Jos. Harper & Son Co. - New York -Brass Engine Order Telegraph (EOT) #2 (sold)
(far right photo is view from top)

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Kelvin & Wilfred O. While Co. Boston - New York, serial # 2052 Binnacle with original compass (missing compensating balls and rear tube)
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Lionel Corporation, USA Binnacle with "The A Pietz Co" compass, serial #22058 (sold)
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Lionel Corporation, USA Type "K" Compass with Compensating Coils; 1944. Serial #13921.
Original compass and the electric light and shade are still functional.
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Dake Engine Co. Grand Haven, Michigan Brass Steering Station. Serial #76827 (c. 1940)
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Dake Engine Co, Grand Haven, Michigan Brass Steering Station. Serial #81495 (c 1942). (sold)