This USS Forrestal bulkhead ship light is original and unpolished cast brass (yes, it is brass under all that paint!). Made by Russell & Stoll. From the top of the wall box mount to the bottom of the cage they measure about 9 1/4 inches tall by 5 inches wide (not including the mount lugs). When mounted to the wall it will extend out by about 7 inches. The old conduit openings have been fitted with copper caps. The light weighs about 10 1/2 pounds each.
These bulkhead ship lights have been totally rewired with all new UL-Listed parts rated for any voltage of 250 volts or less. The new bulb holder takes a medium base bulb of 75 watts or less. A hole was drilled in the center of the wall mount on the backs to allow the wiring to exit the light and not be visible.
This USS Forrestal Bulkhead light is in original, as-found condition, paint and all. It will have some surface wear and you can clean it up or leave it as is. The white glass globe is in great shape, there is a small amount of paint on the globe. The painted cage is quite bent on the top, but does not affect screwing it on and off.
The USS Forrestal had a very colorful and long history – just Google her name for an interesting biography. She was commissioned in 1955 and scrapped in December of 2015.
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