A Fleet in Being.
Presented with the Compliments of Callender's Cable & Construction Co. Ltd [c.1909].
Photogravure with etching, 215 x 340mm. 8½ x 13¼". Stain to sky upper left.
Warships from the Royal Navy fleet, each captioned in the image below. Printed for Callender's Cable & Construction Company to advertise their services. Original printed label attached to verso claims proudly "on all the ships depicted the main Electrical Distribution has been effected either entirely, or in part, by means of Callender's Cables & Special Boxes." Callender's, originally an importer and refiner of bitumen for road construction, began manufacturing insulated cables in the 1880s at their Erith site on the Thames.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth.
[Ref: 9640] £190.00