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This Fine Relic Has Been Sold to Israel. Thank you!
 
ANTIQUE HYDRAULIC SHIPS STEERING STATION

 

Presented is a late 19 th Century large size bronze hydraulic single cylinder steering station complete with a fine quality 32" wood spoked bronze wheel. The unit comes mounted on a piece of ship's grating. Hydraulic steering stations were invented by British Admiral, Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield, RN, KBE, (1820-1894) who also was the inventor of the anchor bearing his name and an early torpedo mount.

 

The pedestal stands 44" high, not counting its base, with the hydraulic cylinder centered and an oil reservoir to port. Turning the steering wheel turns a large gear in the back which is coupled to a smaller gear. This raises and lowers the piston in the cylinder sending the pressurized fluid through a hose which would be attached to hydraulic lines that would move the rudder quadrant. A truly impressive relic of our maritime heritage.

 

MARKINGS: There is a trade mark on the cylinder head plate that looks like a c with a V to its right. The V has an elongated right tail and is followed by E.H. 88,2.BAR .9.9.68. There are casting numbers, but no maker's tag. On the side of the gear is a cartouche with DSN enclosed in an ellipse.

 
 
    Casting number on pedestal
 Cartouche and number on gear
          Number on gear 
       Those on cylinder head
 

OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging if used only for display. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault.

 

SHIPPING:  The buyer is responsible for making arrangements for packing and shipping using his own forwarding agent and carrier. If the buyer wishes to use the seller's assistance for shipment, he shall hold seller harmless for any damages or loss arising out of their participation. Nationwide, shipping can be arranged by us through FedEx Freight. The article will be palletized at no additional cost. Contact LDG Delivery Service for shipments to the U.S. East Coast, and certain cities in Michigan, and Indiana. Contact L. Drew Gerard, for quotes. 561-212-7159, Email:  antiquedelivery@aol.com

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.

Buy this outstanding relic of our maritime heritage Now! What a great addition to your office, den or family room.

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DRAMATIC FOCAL POINT
 
 
 
Presented is a WW II, or earler, large size bronze steering station with a museum quality 48" wood wheel made by the Dake Engine Co. of Grand Haven, MI. Drake was founded in 1887 as a manufacturer of steam engines, steering stations, steering wheels, capstans, windlasses, gang-plank hoists, and other marine gear and equipment. Its steering stations were used worldwide on commercial vessels of all types and by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
 
The pedestal stands 37" high and has a rudder position indicator mounted on its top which also has the maker's name and the serial number 81640 cast in. Mounted is a magnificent wood wheel with a capped "king pin" and a diameter of 48". This results in an overall height of 56", A truly impressive relic of our maritime heritage.
 
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging if used only for display. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault.
 

SHIPPING:  The buyer is responsible for making arrangements for packing and shipping using his own forwarding agent and carrier. If the buyer wishes to use the seller's assistance for shipment, he shall hold seller harmless for any damages or loss arising out of their participation. Shipping can be arranged through LDG Delivery Service for approximately $310 for the U.S. East Coast, and certain cities in Michigan, and Indiana. Contact L. Drew Gerard, for quotes. 561-212-7159, Email:  antiquedelivery@aol.com

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.

Buy this outstanding relic of our maritime heritage Now! What a great addition to your office, den or family room.

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