Solid Copper and Brass Large Anchor Lamp

 

The classic anchor lamp used on sailing ships for hundreds of years.  This is a REALLY LARGE lantern. Our large size anchor lamp is styled after lamps used on larger vessels and clipper ships of the late 1800's when tall clipper ships were slowly being replaced with steam ships. This lamp is hand machined in India and the Fresnel lens is made to magnify the oil lamp light  to be visible for 20 nautical miles.  The lamp has solid brass rope guides and top and bottom hangers. The top hanger was used to hoist the lantern to the top of the mast while the bottom hanger could be used to stabilize the lantern once it was in place.

 

The anchor lamp is named for it's use.  A white light is required to be displayed at the highest point ( the tallest mast) on all vessels at anchor or under way at night.  These oil burning lanterns were made to be lit and hoisted to the top of the mast with one rope tied to the handle and 2 ropes through the brass guides to keep it from swaying as the ship rolled with the sea. 

Size:- 21 inches tall, with the bail down.
 

Electric Light Kit.

We can also install an electric light kit for you (shown at left) if you do not wish to burn oil in your lamp.   Price: 12.95

Item: CO1526


Sale Price: $289.95 - $189.95



 


 

 

 

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Solid Copper and Brass Anchor Lantern