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Old Ship's Bridge KENT'S Clear View Screen; porthole
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Aug 25, 2013
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US $750.00
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Item location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Up for auction is this vital Vintage Ship's Bridge "Kent's Clear View Screen."
Deployed as a critical navigational aid; this Kent's Clear View Screen served like a mechanized cast brass porthole that acts like a high speed windshield wiper.
The unit would have attached to a motor on the bridge, which spins the screen up to 1500 RPM, clearing any rain, snow or spray.
Please note: auction is for the Kent's Clear View Screen only as pictured; there was no motor attached as found.

Manufacturer Marked:
Kent's Clear View Screen
George Kent Ltd. London & Luton

Interestingly, similar devices have also been used on early autos and locomotives.
Check Wikipedia for more info and pictures; including a tugboat with two Clear View Screens deployed.
The estimated price to buy a similar unit today for installation is probably close to $10,000.
This Kent's Clear View Screen is sold as is and for collectable purposes; and should be checked by a certified technician prior to any return to offshore deployment.

Overall dimensions:
15" Diameter X 11" Depth X 36#

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