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Photo - where? what? when? #539634
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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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Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker] #539657
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not a crazy telescope?

Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker] #539667
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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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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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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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Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker] #539686
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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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Detachable mouthpiece makes sense Pinz. bloody antwacky or what, even in the 70s they had talkietalkie shiptoshorey


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Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: nightwalker] #539717
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Wow can't believe they still used that into the 70's.


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Probably kept in case the electronic version, to its left, broke down!

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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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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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Oh no..... It's Nunky in his tug !!

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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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Re: Photo - where? what? when? [Re: paranoidballoon] #539910
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Could it possibly be one of the Guinness boats?

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