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★ Nice 18th Century Wooden Naval Battle Rattle Alarm ★ For Sale
Here is anice rare 18th century wooden naval battle rattle alarm in good original untouched condition. The wood surface has a nice smooth patina from age. The original iron nails can be seen with age dust still in places. The carved wheel has a split on one side due to the age of the wood. Similar naval battle alarm rattles can be seen in revolutionary war museums and naval maritime museums. In total measuring 9.9 inches long and the handle measures 3.2 inches long. This battle rattle originally was found in Portsmouth a few miles from the historic dockyard. Battle rattles were used my sailors or by a midshipman to sound the alarm that the crew on board a ship had to get to their stations ready fire cannons etc.
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