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Ship in a light bulb made by Philip Faragher

Date made: c.1930s

Description: Light bulb with a wooden ship (three masted galleon with flag of St George - 16th/ 17th century) inside. Sits on wooden (varnished mahogany) stand.

This tiny ship in a light bulb (one of a pair) was made by Philip Faragher. He was the Master of the SS 'Speke', which sank on 28 September 1943 with the loss of all nine crew, which included two further Manxmen George Hudson and Charles Eastwood.

In peacetime Philip Faragher was the skipper of the Isle of Man Harbour Board Dredger, but had been allocated to the SS 'Speke' through the wartime merchant sailors' pool. The ship was lost in a gale but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission regarded Philip and the crew of the SS 'Speke' as war casualties.

Philip’s daughter donated the ship in a bottle to the Manx Museum.

Measurements: overall: 9.5 cm x 13 cm x 7.5 cm

Object name: bulb

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1999-0089/2

Subject tags : #MM100BEAUTIFULTHINGS


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