Ship telegraph, also called engine room telegraph is a free standing communication device, used many centuries ago for sending signals from bridge to ship's engine room, defining the next direction to take and nest speed to maintain. This was done by changing the position on the dial by using a handle. The different dial position are slow astern, full astern, half astern, dead slow astern, full ahead, slow ahead, half ahead, dead slow ahead, standby, stop, and finished with engines. Many designs were created, each being different based on their shape, height, diameter, weight, handles, etc. You can choose from Collectible With Wooden Base Function Ship Telegraph, Vintage Nautical Brass Ships Telegraph and Maritime Nautical Chrome Ship Telegraph; as an addition to your nautical collection.