This brass ship captain's speaking trumpet is engraved WILLIAM B. DREW on one side with decorative enhancements. 17 1/4 in. tall, 4 11/16 in. diameter at belled end, with very minor denting.
William B. Drew was master of Train Line's packet ship Champion (1024 tons) which sailed between Boston and Liverpool, England in 1853. Col. Enoch Train ran many packets between Boston and Liverpool for about a dozen years beginning in 1844.