This Navy aircraft carrier USS Forrestal bulkhead light is original 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 it measures about 10 inches tall x 5 inches wide (not including the mount lugs). When mounted to the wall the bulkhead light will extend out by about 7 inches. The one old conduit opening has been fitted with a copper cap. The light weighs about 10 pounds.
This USS Forrestal bulkhead light has been totally rewired with all new UL-Listed parts rated for any voltage of 250 volts or less. The new bulb holder takes a normal screw-in house bulb of 75 watts or less. A hole was drilled in the center of the wall mount on the back to allow the wiring to exit the light and not be visible.
This Navy Aircraft carrier 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 clear glass globe is in good shape.
The aircraft carrier 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.
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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