ENGINE ORDER TELEGRAPH. FENYA, FABRICACIONES ELÉCTRICAS, NAVALES Y ARTILLERAS, S.A., EL FERROL, SPAIN, CA. MID 20TH CENTURY.

Antiques - Miscellaneous / Other Objects
Reference: Z0434

Synchronous type electric ship bridge telegraph. Fenya, Fabricaciones Eléctricas, Navales y Artilleras, SA Spain, around the middle of the 20th century. Bronze, glass, carved wooden base.
Synchronous type electric control bridge telegraph, used, thanks to a replica in the engine room, to transmit the required travel speed commands. It has a square base of simple carved wood, a metal body with a door closed by screws and a circular top with the usual lever. This circular area features a transparent glass and a blue arrow to indicate various speeds (forward and reverse), on the manufacturer's emblem and the type of machinery, model and power. It was a very effective mechanism and widely used while there was no internal voice communication between different parts of the ship and the engines had to be operated from the same engine room. Although they were often changed as new technical advances emerged, they are pieces appreciated today for their appearance and history. Fenya (Fabricaciones Eléctricas, Navales y Artilleras) was a company founded in Ferrol by José María González-Llanos y Caruncho (who also founded ASTANO - Shipyards and Workshops of the Northwest - in 1941), with three telephone designs as the first product. This was followed by telephone exchanges, electrical equipment for ships, electrical panels and motors, becoming one of the main auxiliary companies in Ferrol. It closed permanently in 1997."


· Size: 42x42x130 cms. base 55x55 cms.

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