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  GIANT PERKO ANCHOR LIGHT 

A Rare Navigation Light for a Larger Ship!
 
DIMENSIONS: Lamp not counting bail, 17 1/2"  high      Diameter of 10”.
The bail adds 5”                LENS: 8" W x 6" H               Weight 15 lbs
 


PRESENTED
 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:

MANUFACTURED BY

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.

This is the largest anchor light by this maker that we have seen.
Old fashioned Turn of 20th Century styling.

 

 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 different.

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