This Rare Light Has Been Sold. Thank you!
GIANT BLUE LENS
what we believe to be the largest marine navigation "Steering" light that Perkins Marine Hardware of Miami, FL ever
made. It is not recorded in Anthony Hobson's, "Lanterns That Lit Our World", Gold Hill Press, 2004, even though
a chapter is devoted to the Perkins Company from its inception.
these were used during WW II at the stern of the vessel and were known as "Convoy" lights. Today, blue lights are only for
law enforcement and do not appear in the Navigation Rules of the Road commonly referred to as COLREGS. However, a blue steering
light is still being used in Panamas where it is required for vessels over 328 ft in length. It is mounted at the bow not
the stern, and serves as a range light.
light is 20 3/4" high including the 2" bail (handle), 9 1/4" wide and 9 1/2" deep. The area of the lens is
6 1/4" x 6 1/4". It came from the maker with both an electric lighting system as well as the old style kerosene burner
which we have never had the pleasure to sell together before.
We have two
Perko side lights of similar bulk which would make a great companion setting. Click here http://landandseacollection.com/id416.html
MARINE LAMP & HDWR CORP
in 1904, Perko made all kinds of lights under their
original name, "Persky". In 1916, they incorporated under the name Perkins Marine Lamp Corporation in Brooklyn,
NY. In 1931 the name was changed to Perkins Marine Lamp & Hardware Corporation. In 1961, the Brooklyn facilities
were closed and operations were moved to Miami, FL. Perkins was dropped from the name and the company became known as PERKO
Inc. It was in 1916 that the Perko trademark was registered, and it has been used ever since. The company still makes
high quality marine lights and hardware out of its Miami, FL facilities.
For those that like polished copper, you have to love this light since nothing else
will compare to its grandeur.
Back of lamp with hole for wiring
DIMENSIONS: Not counting bail, 18 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W x 9 1/2"
D Lens size is 6 1/4" W x 6 1/4" H. The diameter of the burner opening in the base 4 3/4". The bail adds
2". Weight is a heavy 14 1/2 pounds not counting the kerosene burner.
light is likely better than new. It has been recently polished an lacquered at considerable expense.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, is an additional charge. You may
email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost
of packaging materials and handling.
NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five
days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior
email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if an
error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but should
inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin
Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico,
New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, or
personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
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