Solid Brass Lighthouse Oil Lantern

 

The classic lighthouse lamp used

in lighthouses all over the world to light the way and guard harbors and dangerous rocks for ships at night.

 

Our Lighthouse Lantern is made of hand machined medium gauge brass with five (5) heavy glass "Fresnel" style lenses that magnify the light from the oil lamp inside so that it is visible for many nautical miles.  Therefore the rotating lighthouse beacon could be seen far out to sea to guide mariners safely home.

 

This lamp was lit and placed inside of the large rotating "Fresnel" lens that then became the beacon light for the lighthouse.  These lanterns would burn for up to 6 hours before refilling. 

 

Great lantern for deck or patio.

Item: BR-15294 -
10.5" tall x 7.5"w.
 

Price: $99.95

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. - Item: EL-01
Price: 12.95

Lighthouse lantern with Electric Light Kit installed. Makes a great table lantern inside or out.

<< "Fresnel" beacon lens from the Hooper Strait lighthouse at the St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Third order "Fresnel" lens from Big Bay Point Lighthouse, Big Bay, MI made in France by Henry LaPaute 1896.........>>
A note of interest concerning lighthouses and the hand made "Fresnel" lenses. Each lighthouse lens was hand made and would give a signal in code as it rotated.  Each rotating signal was different and sailors know the code of every light and recognize that lighthouse by it's code.


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