Norwegian Style Anchor Lantern
A very different shaped
anchor lamp used by Norsemen on Viking sailing ships and
fishing boats for many hundreds of years.
Our Norwegian anchor lamp is a high quality hand machined
piece in a very fine
heavy-gauge brass. The Fresnel style lens
is made to magnify the oil lamp light to be visible
for 10 nautical miles.
The anchor lamp is named
for it's use. A 360o 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. Can burn for many hours
before refilling, maybe.
Approx. 11.5 inches tall,
with the bail (handle) down.