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K3 Klaxon, 'Rattler', instrument No.1235, metal horn or speaker, made by Alfred Graham & Co London, England, c.1925, used on 1928 heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (II) 1928-1954. Click to enlarge.

Klaxon that called crew to action on 1928 heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (II)

Made
This is an electro-mechanical klaxon, named the "Rattler', which was used on board the 1928 heavy cruiser, HMAS Australia (II) to call the crew to action. It was made by Alfred Graham & Co., and comprises a communication technology on board ships which had been developed in 1908.

HMAS Australia was the second Australian warship to have this name, the first having been launched in 1913 and scuttled in 1924. Both ships were built by John Brown & Co. Ltd at Clydebank, on the River Clyde, near …

Summary

Object No.

K3

Object Statement

Klaxon, 'Rattler', instrument No.1235, metal horn or speaker, made by Alfred Graham & Co London, England, c.1925, used on 1928 heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (II) 1928-1954

Physical Description

Klaxon, "Rattler", instrument No.1235, metal horn or speaker, made by Alfred Graham & Co London, England, c.1925, used on 1928 heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (II) 1928-1954

This instrument comprises a metal horn or speaker attached to cylindrical drum base.

Dimensions

Height

250 mm

Width

180 mm

History

Source

Credit Line

Gift of JS Weir, 1975

Acquisition Date

2 July 1975

Cite this Object

Harvard

Klaxon that called crew to action on 1928 heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (II) 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 February 2023, <https://ma.as/261509>

Wikipedia

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