A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,

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Lot 74W
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London,
circa 1890,

Sold for £ 6,600 (US$ 8,692) inc. premium
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London,
circa 1890,
Inst. No. 548,
with fine weight-driven repeater relay with shaped skeleton plates, double blade governor with engine-turned decoration, further double weight-driven make/break electric pulse escapement for coil reset and contact bar to nickel-plated taps, the twin coils cased in anodised brass and capped in lacquered brass, massive counterbalance adjustments to rear arbour, the relay circuit in four bars arching over the movement with alabaster insulator plates, blued screws and springs and the whole in finely engineered lacquered brass, the input/output terminals each with pressed shaped steel function tags, mounted on huge mottled white marble base with moulded edge, painted steel plinth, patched wiring underneath for post and live lever rod connections, housed within oak frame case with full glazing, winding hole brass windows and hinged front; together with two Indicator boards, with double electromechanical operation, shorting rods to incoming block, triple 0-9 and blank drums, cast company window surround, in elegantly shaped light oak cases with integral bracket bases and moulded tops, each with pull-handle drum resets; and the matching fire bell, with open brass bell dome, red painted coil box, mounted on plain beech board, main movement and indicators with period keys (4) - the main telegraph 26in. (66cm) wide
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A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,
A fine exhibition-quality Fire Alarm Telegraph station, by Beasley-Gamewell, London, circa 1890,
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