This Nautical stainless samson post measures 5 1/4 inches tall x 7 3/4 inches wide from the tip of one “arm” over to the other. The base measures 4 3/4 inches x 5 7/8 inches. Has four mount holes. Light surface wear from use. It weighs almost 3 1/2 pounds.
Basically, a Samson post is a strong pillar fixed to a ship’s deck to act as a support for tackle or other equipment. It can also be used in securing a cable (as the anchor cable).
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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