The ship's telegraph is designed to send information from the control room to the engine room concerning the ships speed and direction. This ship's telegraph w/ wood base is one of the highest quality reproductions available. It features a lever on each side that moves in both directions. Each time the lever moves an internal bell rings. The face of this telegraph lights up when you plug it in. It makes a great conversation piece and looks amazing in the family room, living room, office, bar and restaurant. It measures 18"H.