Below is our selection of antique lifesaving equipment
BREECHES BUOY WHIP SNATCH BLOCK.
A Breeches Buoy snatch block, this can be unlocked and opened to allow the block to be connected to the Whip line.
This was necessary when the ship was in danger of breaking up and there was no time to wait for hawser to be hauled out and tied in place, or when the masts had broken away and no other substantial object of any height could be used to tie the apparatus too
Made from brass with double pully sheaves and steel locking mechanism complete with rope becket.
Length: 28 cm / 11 inches including rope becket.
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ANTIQUE LIFEBUOY, LIFE SAVING APPARATUS
Antique ship's lifebuoy or lifering.
Breeches buoy, Life Saving Apparatus -
Line cutting block
BREECHES BUOY ROCKET LINE GUN.
Also known as a Rocket line gun or line throwing pistol. It was used for firing a line over to a shipwreck. This was so the shipwrecked crew could haul the breeches buoy equipment across to the ship.
SCHERMULY PISTOL ROCKET APPARATUS
schermuly rocket line gun, breeches buoy line throwing equipment. pistol rocket apparatus for life saving from shipwreck.
Complete with original line cartridge.
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