This is an authentic Perko starboard brass double lens navigation light, salvaged from a once working vessel. Navigation lights are an iconic item in the nautical community. Perko, formed in 1907, has been creating quality nautical products for over 100 years. Despite not being too old, this set was definitely used for some time on the sea.
Red and green side lights are required when away from the dock between sunset and sunrise and periods of restricted visibility. This particular navigation light is a green side light. It would be located on the right side of the bow.
This double-stacked light is made of solid brass and plastic. It has a plastic watertight access cap for rebulbing and cleaning. It measures 17.25 inches tall by 7 inches wide. The base measures 9 inches from mount leg to mount leg, it has 4 mount holes. The green Fresnel lenses are in good condition. They are made of plastic and only have slight imperfections, including fogging. Each Fresnel lens is 6.75 inches high. This double light weighs 16.7 pounds.
There are several marks on this piece. The top housing has “Bow” with an arrow, the top plate has “191580” marked on the plate, the cap says “Perko” and “Miami FLA. U.S.A”, and the base “1164-68” and “Perko”
We have custom-fit a brass plate between the two sections so that we could install two porcelain bulb sockets.
Fresnel lens Height: 6.75″
Weight: 16.7 lbs.
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