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
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
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: [email protected]
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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