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GIANT PERKO ANCHOR LIGHT
Rare Navigation Light for a Larger Ship!
Lamp not counting bail, 17 1/2" high Diameter of 10”.
bail adds 5” LENS: 8"
W x 6" H Weight 15 lbs
is one of the largest kerosene ships navigation lights made by the iconic Perkins Co.
that you are very unlikely to come across. Anthony Hobson, in book two of, “Lanterns That Lit Our
World“ illustrates this light on page 103 and says that it was made for twenty years starting in 1916. They were
available in clear, red, blue or green Fresnel lenses. An internal hurricane chimney was not necessary. Note the two
rings on each side of the lamp which acts as guides to raise and lower it for fueling which lasted about eight days.
Maker's tag helps date the lamp
Bottom shows opening and flat spot
The imprint on the plate in the bottom of the lamp reads on three lines:
PERKINS MARINE LAMP & HARDWARE CORP
BROOKLYN - New York
This dates the
lamp to sometime after 1931 when when the company's name was changed to Perkins Marine Lamp & Hardware Corporation
and to 1936 or earlier when this lamp was discontinued.
PERKINS' BRIEF HISTORY: Starting 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. This same year the PERKO trade mark was adopted. 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.
is the largest anchor light by this maker that we have seen.
Old fashioned Turn of 20th Century
Compare the lamp for sale in the center to the lamps on each side of about 14"
H x 7" W
The flat spot is near the back and mostly not visible
CONDITION: Except for the flat spot near the
back which is mostly not visible, this lamp is in very good condition with only the usual minor marks of age from use
at sea. The Fresnel lens is perfect. The original kerosene burner resorvior is stamped PERKO on its bottom.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL 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 within the continental United States if an error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but 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, Dubai, Estonia, England, France,
Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg,
Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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.
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.
This lamp is very scarce and should appeal to most collectors who are looking for something
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