Qubyte Codes

Yesterday I visited the Hikawa Maru in Yokohama. It’s a museum now, but started life in the ‘30s as a luxury liner. I recommend it. Anyway, I took this photo at 12:05. Five minutes earlier the horn went off next to my head and I nearly shit myself.

Not a whistle.

A photograph of a brass lever with a few rotary setting. The detailing on the housing shows one of the labels to be “silent”. A sign above the lever reads: “When the ship was in active service, turning this lever could sound a whistle. At present, too, a whistle is blown every day at noon.”

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