This unpolished 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 it 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 unpolished 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 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 good shape with light wear. The globe does have some black splatter marks.
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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