The true history of this genuine heavy ships telephone is unclear but its most recent claim to fame is it is from the film set of the latest Kenneth Branagh Movie “Death on the Nile” a sequel to Agatha Christies Murder on the Orient Express, to be released in February 2022. Wether or not this piece of naval history actually features in the film is anybodies guess.
This genuine instrument has not been restored and is sold as an historic instrument as seen.
N.B. The ship featured in the film Death on the Nile is the SS Karnak