Solid Copper and Brass
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
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.
21 inches tall,
with the bail down.