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Nautical Navigation Lens | c. 1960

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Nautical Navigation Lens | c. 1960

Since 1838 marine vessels have been required to display directional lights to signal a craft’s position, heading and status. Often referred to as “Position” or “Running” lights, the combination of mounted red (port or left side), green (starboard or right side) and white right-of-way lights help the crew determine the pathway of other ships and avoid collisions. Early signal lamps were outfitted with oil burners and powered by kerosene. This large moulded clear glass diffuser was salvaged from a boat; the colorlessness of this lens indicates it was mounted near the bow or aft of the ship as a Masthead or Stern Light, where it could be seen from all directions. The Golden Triangle fabricated a contemporary metal base for use as a hurricane. Beautiful when illuminated by a pillar candle, it makes for a perfect industrial component or marine feature to any space, as well as an authentic addition to a naval or maritime collection. Multiple shapes and sizes available. Price is for one.
Origin | India
Year Made | 20th Century
Material | Glass
Dimensions | 8.5"W x 8.5"D x 6"H
ID | 13T05049
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