A late 19th century model of a pair of brass Davit type cranes

A late 19th century model of a pair of brass Davit type cranes

c. 1890 England

Offered by Wick Antiques Ltd

£2,400 gbp
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A late 19th century model of a pair of brass Davies. supplied to the ministers of defence.
each with corded mechanism, mounted onto a mahogany plinth base, with applied oval brass crown and anchor Admiralty plate
The use of Davits was for allowing the ships crew to raise tenders or the yachts dinghy from the water onto the deck.
Prior to this invention the booms from the masts would be swung out to allow them to be used as a Derrick.
Dimensions
Height 29.00 inch (73.66 cm)
Width 57.50 inch (146.05 cm)
Depth 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
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