This vintage unpolished aluminum nautical signal lamp mount measures 23 inches tall with the base measuring 9 inches. The housing is 14 1/2 inches in diameter and has a 13 1/2 inch lens and is 26 inches long. The housing is aluminum while the stand is cast iron. It weighs just under 90 pounds.
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Signal lamps were invented in the late 19th century by Arthur Cyril Webb Aldis. They are often referred to as Aldis lamps or Morse lamps. These lights were mounted to the mastheads of ships or on pedestals. a signal lamp is a visual signaling device for communicating from a distance using light to carry information typically Morse code. These can be used during both day and night, they have even been used to illuminate bases of clouds for communication beyond the horizon.
To operate the signaling apparatus, lift the signaling handle, located on each side of the lamp, up from the locked position, and turn it away from the light body. This opens the metal levers behind the lens.
This light has not been rewired or tested for safe operation.
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