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#539634 - 28th Jun 2011 2:55pm Photo - where? what? when?
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Glad of any info. Think it's a megaphone, possibly to do with either Seacombe or Woodside ferries. No idea of the date. Any ideas?


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#539657 - 28th Jun 2011 3:40pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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not a crazy telescope?

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#539667 - 28th Jun 2011 3:50pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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No it's a megaphone, by the Locks, for hollering to ships / tugs that were manouevring into the Alfred Dock / East/West float lock gates I think! Didn't have walkie-talkie radios back then...?!!

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#539674 - 28th Jun 2011 4:03pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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When working in the area I used to sit in the car and have my lunch just there - long before the fences went up. The Lock Master would shout instructions through the megaphone to the tugs assisting vessels in and out of the locks. It was still in use in the early 1970's.

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#539681 - 28th Jun 2011 4:12pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: CVCVCV]
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Looking at what would be the mouthpiece end, it doesn't strike me as being big enough to shout through, most old megaphones I've seen normally have a larger mouthpiece, is it possible it was some sort of bugle call instrument.
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#539686 - 28th Jun 2011 4:19pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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From memory Bert, the mouthpiece was about 3" x 2 1/2" and oval in shape. Looking at the photo again, it "looks" circular ? Maybe it was detachable ?? The Lock Master - in uniform too, definitely used to shout through it.

Good to see one of the I.O.M. steamers at the stage across the river!

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#539694 - 28th Jun 2011 4:30pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: ]
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Detachable mouthpiece makes sense Pinz. bloody antwacky or what, even in the 70s they had talkietalkie shiptoshorey
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#539717 - 28th Jun 2011 5:17pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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Wow can't believe they still used that into the 70's.
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#539730 - 28th Jun 2011 5:41pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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Probably kept in case the electronic version, to its left, broke down!


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#539748 - 28th Jun 2011 6:59pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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Well spotted bri. I took that to be a GLS type floodlamp, but it does make sense - one of those new-fangled electric loudspeaker things.

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#539776 - 28th Jun 2011 8:07pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: ]
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Hmm! Could be open to abuse if the mike is on the end of that wire. Must have a secret switch somewhere!
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#539780 - 28th Jun 2011 8:16pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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Oh no..... It's Nunky in his tug !!

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#539869 - 28th Jun 2011 11:08pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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The ship at the landing stage looks like Her Majesty s Yacht Britannia, wrong color funnel for I.O.M boat.

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#539876 - 28th Jun 2011 11:22pm Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker]
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#539910 - 29th Jun 2011 1:55am Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: paranoidballoon]
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Could it possibly be one of the Guinness boats?

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