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The Marine Auction

by Boston Harbor Auctions


338 lots with images

April 13, 2013

Live Auction

99 High Street

Boston , MA, 02110 USA

Phone: (617) 451-2650

Fax: (617) 451-6468

Email: info@bostonharborauctions.com

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Circa 1860 ship lanterns by Tufts, Boston

Lot 1: Circa 1860 ship lanterns by Tufts, Boston

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Description: Pair of rare mid 19th century ship's port and starboard lanterns with brass maker's badges from Boston maker. "Tufts Brothers, Boston, Mass, A Tufts Patent March 13, 1860, which places these relics in the clipper ship era with interesting lenses that have a fresnel style on the front and rigged inside. Also fitted with 'Port" and "Starboard" brass badges. These are tarnished copper tops with tin vents and substantial iron hoisting handles. In old red and green paint. Hinged rear doors. 22" overall height, x 12" wide.

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Solid brass ship's

Lot 2: Solid brass ship's "anchor" lantern

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Description: Highly polished ship's anchor lantern with brass maker's badge from R.C. Murray & Co., limited, 37 Cavendish St., Glasgow. Fitted with a clear glass fresnel lens, carry and bail handles, hinged top with hasp and vents. 19" high without handle. 10" face diameter.

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Solid brass ship's anchor lantern

Lot 3: Solid brass ship's anchor lantern

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Description: Highly polished ship's anchor lantern with glass fresnel lens, burner, hinged and vented top, hoisting handle etc... 19 1/2" without handle x 10 3/4".

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Carved mahogany bench with white fabric

Lot 4: Carved mahogany bench with white fabric

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Description: Finely carved bench with white brocade fabric cover on seat. Stretcher base. Rich dark finish. 51" long x 19" deep x 26" tall

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Cape Cod Bay Chart

Lot 5: Cape Cod Bay Chart

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Description: Cape Cod Bay chart in burlwood frame showing the coast from Duxbury to the tip of Provincetown around to Nauset Light. Copied from an 1877 original. 39" x 47"

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19th century onion lamp

Lot 6: 19th century onion lamp

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Description: Finely crafted onion lamp with maker's badge from Ouvard, Villars & Perez, 65 Rue De La Chapella, St. Queene. Seine. Clear glass globe with protective bars, carry and bail handles and oil burner. 13" high without handle x 10" wide.

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Solid brass gimbaled cabin lantern

Lot 7: Solid brass gimbaled cabin lantern

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Description: Heavy, solid brass gimbaled cabin lantern with weighted bottom, glass chimney and shade. 17 1/2" high x 17" wide

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Iron bound wood keg from whaler

Lot 8: Iron bound wood keg from whaler "Iona".

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Description: Early whaleboat keg painted in light green with boat name "Iona", painted whales on top and bottom, and the numeral 3 on top. Also fitted with iron banding. 15 1/2" tall x 9" " diameter.

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Iron triangular lantern

Lot 9: Iron triangular lantern

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Description: Iron triangular lantern with brass cap marked H. L. Piper Montreal. Interior fitted with reflector. 12 1/2" x 11" x 24 1/2"

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19th century Peter Gray & Sons lantern

Lot 10: 19th century Peter Gray & Sons lantern

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Description: Mid 19th century copper barn or ship's lantern with maker's badge signed Peter Gray & Sons manufacturers Boston, Mass. Fitted with brass oil burner. Hinged front door. Hanging bracket on rear. 17" x 9" x 7"

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Steam yacht painting

Lot 11: Steam yacht painting

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Description: Early oil on canvas of an American three masted steam yacht under full sail. Mounted into a wood and gesso frame. Unsigned. Dimensions on sight: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". Overall 12" x 14"

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A Scale model of the 1895 America's Cup Yacht

Lot 12: A Scale model of the 1895 America's Cup Yacht "Puritan".

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Description: Six foot Model of the America's Cup Yacht Puritan from 1895. The planked deck carries skylights, winch, companionway, wheel, spinnaker pole and anchors, rigged with a suit of fine sails. Hull is painted green below the waterline and white above. Mounted onto a mahogany baseboard. Dimensions 73"L x 12"W x 63 1/2"H.

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Brass ship's telegraph by Swan Hunter.

Lot 13: Brass ship's telegraph by Swan Hunter.

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Description: Solid brass ship's telegraph with dual control handles faceplates with maker's name "Swan, Hunter, 7 Wigham Richardson Limited, Neptune Works, No. 1858, Newcastle on Tyne, 1940". Fitted with sidelight to hold oil burner. Highly polished. 11" faceplate diameter. 45" high with handle.

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RMS Republic beer bottles

Lot 14: RMS Republic beer bottles

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Description: A pair of beer bottles recovered from the wreck of the White Star Ocean Liner "RMS Republic", wrecked off the coast of Nantucket in January of 1909. these bottles were recovered and capped in wax in. The bottles were purchased at an auction in 1988 conducted by Guernseys' at the Museum of Yachting in Newport. 9 1/2" high x 3" wide.

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Transom from Emma C. Berry

Lot 15: Transom from Emma C. Berry

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Description: An authentic name board from the famous fishing vessel Emma C. Berry with original paint, black background with yellow letters. The Emma C. Berry was built in Noank, Connecticut in 1886 and now is on permanent exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic Connecticut. 61" x7".

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Impressionist painting of a schooner race

Lot 16: Impressionist painting of a schooner race

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Description: Oil on canvas in any impressionist style showing two schooners racing under full sail. Signed lower right Castellnet? Mounted into a wood frame.

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French yacht lantern, polished brass

Lot 17: French yacht lantern, polished brass

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Description: Solid brass highly polished bow lantern of French manufacture with large clear lens and red and blue "bullseye" lenses at port and starboard with vented top, carry handle, hinged rear door and burner. 12" high x 5 1/4" wide x 13" long.

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Port and starboard lanterns by

Lot 18: Port and starboard lanterns by "Perko"

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Description: Large, steel with brass trim port and starboard ship's lanterns with fresnel lenses. Fitted with a/c sockets and wired. Vented brass tops with iron hoisting rings. 21" tall x 12" wide

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Yachting binoculars by Lemaire, Paris

Lot 19: Yachting binoculars by Lemaire, Paris

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Description: Highly polished Edwardian yachting binoculars with maker's name "Lemaire, Paris" in raised letters on the eye pieces. There is a geared focal tube and sliding sunshades. 6 1/2" tall

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Solid brass yacht binnacle by Sestrel

Lot 20: Solid brass yacht binnacle by Sestrel

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Description: Early 20th century solid brass yacht binnacle on pedestal with gimbaled compass by Sestrel. 12" in diameter x 27" tall.

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Model of schooner yacht

Lot 21: Model of schooner yacht "America" in brass case

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Description: A Scale Model of the Schooner Yacht "America", the namesake of the America's Cup. The hull is copper sheathed below the waterline and painted black above, the planked deck carries cockpit with floorboards and benches, companionway, hatches and skylight, the raked masts are fitted with a full suit of finely stitched linen sails. Mounted into a brass trimmed display case. 40" long x 11" wide x 30" high

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Brass watchman lamp by S.B. Underhill.

Lot 22: Brass watchman lamp by S.B. Underhill.

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Description: Solid brass highly polished watchman's lamp engraved with maker's name S.B. Underhill New York. With patent dates of 1864 and 1865 W. Westlake. With protective brass cage, glass globe and carry handle. 5 1/2" diameter x 10" tall without handle x 16" with handle.

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US Navy silverplate fish platter

Lot 23: US Navy silverplate fish platter

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Description: Silver plated fish platter from the US Navy Officer's Club. With engraved eagle clutching arrows and U.S.N. and detailed rope border. Engraved on rear "Reed & Barton" silver soldered 02121-H. 24" long x 10 1/4" wide

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Detailed model of the Nantucket Lightship

Lot 24: Detailed model of the Nantucket Lightship

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Description: Museum quality model of the Lightship Nantucket, outfitted with countless milled brass fittings. Carved hardwood hull, painted brass masts etc... Also showing well executed cabin work. Mounted into a glass and mahogany display case with table stand. 44" long x 15" wide x 61" high.

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Large mahogany humidor cabinet

Lot 25: Large mahogany humidor cabinet

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Description: Huge mahogany humidor with hinged doors and drawer, both with locks, cedar lined. This unit will hold hundreds of cigars. 24" x 26" x 30".

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Mast top from yacht

Lot 26: Mast top from yacht "Courageous"

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Description: Top end section of the main mast from the 12 Meter Yacht "Courageous", the 1974 and 1977 winner and defender of the America's Cup. The alloy section has sail track, rivets and pulley. With letter of authentication. 41" tall.

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Artistic carving company eagle

Lot 27: Artistic carving company eagle

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Description: Spread wing eagle by the Artistic Carving Company, Pisano family of Boston, mid 20th century.

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Four draw ship's spyglass.

Lot 28: Four draw ship's spyglass.

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Description: Early 20th century four draw ship's spyglass with highly polished finish, leather covered barrel and brass lens cap. Strong optics. 13" long closed. 42" long opened.

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Early 20th century builder's model

Lot 29: Early 20th century builder's model

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Description: Early 20th century builder's half model of a yacht mounted to an oval backboard. The hull is built up with six lifts. 27" x 4 1/2" x 12 3/4".

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Large oil on canvas by marine artist D. Tayler.

Lot 30: Large oil on canvas by marine artist D. Tayler.

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Description: Oil on canvas by Tayler. Showing two gaff yachts racing under full sail. both have crews on deck and are flying their mainsails, three jibs and flying clubs. One side is flying the New York Yacht Club burgee. Signed lower right. Mounted into a substantial and heavily carved wood frame. 39" long x 29" high on sight. 48" long x 38 1/2" high, overall.

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Sleek model of the America's Cup yacht

Lot 31: Sleek model of the America's Cup yacht "Mischief"

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Description: Finely executed model built by the late Mark "Cozy" Gibbons of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Accurately rigged. Carefully shaped hull with varnished finish. 36" x 6" x 23"

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Melbourne Brindle Titanic Print, framed.

Lot 32: Melbourne Brindle Titanic Print, framed.

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Description: Framed print by Melbourne Brindle "Titanic, a Night to Remember; a Moment in History"#88/100. Image shows Titanic cruising along with icebergs with light streaming from portholes and starlit sky. Printing on table: "at 22 Knots... TITANIC strikes an iceberg. Cape Race, Newfoundland. 11:40pm, April 14, 1912... her engines have just been reversed.Melbourne Brindle (Australia, 1904 - 1995)Ewart Melbourne Brindle was born in 1904 in the city in Australia from which he took his name. His father was a well-known painter and his son soon showed the family talent. When he was a boy, his family emigrated to the West Coast of the United States where young Brindle continued his education. He began his career as an illustrator for a local department store and later with an advertising agency. His work on the Hawaiian tourism account brought him attention and two New York Art Directors Gold Medals.In order to be closer to the center of the advertising world, Brindle moved to New York City in 1938. Amassing a group of Fortune 500 clients, Brindle became known as the foremost illustrator of automobiles in the country from the 1930s to the 1960s. His work was seen in the major magazines of the period, advertising such iconic brands as Ford, General Motors, Packard and United Airlines. His paintings introduced the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 and the Buick Riviera in 1963. Brindle is the artist who added a car per year to the Goodyear Tire advertisements in the 1950's and 1960's. He also produced cover art for the Saturday Evening Post and Medical Times . During his life, Brindle also produced designs for everything from furniture to real estate developments. As for fine art, his work has been shown in galleries all around the country and internationally.As a painter, Brindle's interests extended to many other subjects, including portraits of the Americas Cup yachts and the Titanic. As a break from his illustration work, he also painted many landscapes and scenes of the places where he lived, including Boston , Block Island and Camden , Maine .

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Ballasted Working sail model

Lot 33: Ballasted Working sail model

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Description: Ballasted working sail model deaccessioned from the collection of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. The plank on frame hull is painted light green and is fitted with an unusual clear plastic deck revealing hull construction. The two masts are gaff rigged with cotton sails. 58" long x 13" wide x 48" high

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Alden Designed

Lot 34: Alden Designed "Malabar X", Model

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Description: A Scale Model of the John Alden Designed Schooner "Malabar X". The planked deck carries a long cabin with oval portholes, toe-rail, skylights, and companionways, other details include anchor windlass, stovepipe, anchor, binnacle, helm, rigged with a suit of seven finely stitched sails. Mounted onto a wooden cradle with baseboard. 60" long x 12" wide x 63.

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Oil painting of steam yacht

Lot 35: Oil painting of steam yacht "Columbia"

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Description: Ship's portrait of J. Henry Ladew's private steam yacht "Columbia". The vessel is flying the New York Yacht Club burgee and owner's private signal. Mounted into a wood and gesso frame. Dimensions on sight: 35 1/4" long x 19" tall. Dimensions overall 43" long x 27" high.

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Mid 19th century lantern

Lot 36: Mid 19th century lantern

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Description: Fine old steel lantern from the mid-nineteenth century with brass maker's badge from "United States Supply Co., 51 John st. New York". With curved and vented top, carry handle, hinged front door oil burner with glass chimney. Mirrored reflector fitted to rear case. 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 18"

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Large Shell Mirror

Lot 37: Large Shell Mirror

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Description: Very large mirror with heavy abalone shell border. Countless amount of shells, professionally made. 43" diameter. 29" diameter of glass.

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Sailing black and white photo print

Lot 38: Sailing black and white photo print

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Description: Black and white image of active sailboat regatta. Five vessels are visible, all vying for the lead. Nicely matted and fitted with a silver wood frame with wave pattern. 34" x 44"

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American neptune map of Nantucket

Lot 39: American neptune map of Nantucket

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Description: Colored copy made from an original American Neptune map and chart of Nantucket Island. Nicely matted and framed in a quality gold moulding. 45 x 34.

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Early 20th century ship's binnacle.

Lot 40: Early 20th century ship's binnacle.

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Description: An early twentieth century ship's binnacle by Henry Browne and Son of Barking, Essex, England. With sturdy mahogany base, gimbaled compass, brass hood with hinged viewing port, iron compensating balls mounted to brass brackets. Brass chart case with cap mounted to rear. 55" tall x 35" wide.

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Framed chart of Nantucket Sound

Lot 41: Framed chart of Nantucket Sound

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Description: Circa 1958, ocean chart showing "Nantucket Sound and Approaches". Also shows the south coast of Cape Cod from Buzzard's Bay to Chatham including Monomoy Island. Framed in a painted silver molding. Overall dimensions 38 x 47

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Barnstable County Map of Osterville

Lot 42: Barnstable County Map of Osterville

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Description: Later copy of a circa 1900 map of the Wianno section of Osterville showing Sea View Ave, Crystal Lake, and East Bay. Matted and framed. 33 x 43

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Copper yacht lantern and nameboard

Lot 43: Copper yacht lantern and nameboard

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Description: Solid copper ship's starboard lantern with rich green lens. Mounted to a mahogany nameboard with "Rainbow" expertly carved and painted gold. Lantern is electrified. 40" x 8 1/2" x 13" tall

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Yacht

Lot 44: Yacht "Endeavour"

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Description: Scale model of the British "J" Class Yacht "Endeavour". Planked deck with winches, toe rails, skylights, companionway, wheel, binnacle, etc... Rigged with a suit of stitched linen sails. Mounted into a mahogany display case with marquetry inlay and brass trimmed glass cover. Dimensions: 32 x 11 x 38 ½

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Oval ship's porthole table

Lot 45: Oval ship's porthole table

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Description: Substantial authentic ship's porthole converted into a ship's porthole table with lower shelf in the form of ship's grating set between four tapered legs with routed edges. The hinged port is secured with four dogbolts. 29 x 26 x 21.

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Sculler, Iron line throwing cannon

Lot 46: Sculler, Iron line throwing cannon

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Description: Iron line throwing gun on carriage with brass maker's plaque engraved "Sculler Safety Corp. No.16555, 122 Broad Street New York". Same info in raised letters on iron carriage. 36" long x 12" wide x 17" high.

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French Engine order telegraph

Lot 47: French Engine order telegraph

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Description: French made engine order telegraph with french commands. With control box embossed Granoux & Cie. Marseille. Twin handle design. Constructed of polished aluminum.

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1891 Map of Boston's South Shore

Lot 48: 1891 Map of Boston's South Shore

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Description: Original 1891 map by Walker showing the Massachusetts coast with Kingston, Plymouth, Bourne and Sandwich. Showing main roads, lakes, ponds and rivers. Matted and framed. 27" x 36"

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Ship's porthole table

Lot 49: Ship's porthole table

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Description: Highly polished ship's porthole fitted to a varnished mahogany base with ship's grating styled shelf. Tapered legs. 27" high x 24" wide.

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55 pound solid brass yacht anchor.

Lot 50: 55 pound solid brass yacht anchor.

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Description: Solid brass yacht anchor engraved "A&B Industries" and "55 lbs". With a highly polished finish, removable stock. 37" x 38"

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