Small Boat
Navigation Lamp
1880 – 1938

divisor line
divisor line

SMALL BOAT NAVIGATION LAMP
1880 – 1938


PRESENTED is an elegant small boat navigation lamp which was likely powered by a very small kerosene burner, which is not present. This rare design issued for boats up to 26 feet, referred to as “Chicago Style 3”, manufactured by Joseph Vogel from 1880 until 1916 when Perkins acquired the molds. It was in use between 1880 to 1938. In “Lanterns That Lit Our World, Book Two”, this model is referred to as “very rare”. The windows refer to Port, Starboard, and clear ahead. There is no manufacturer’s mark on this lamp.

Sides of the lamp

Back of lamp showing mounting brackets

DIMENSIONS: Not counting bail, 9 1/4″ H x 7 1/2″ W x 5 1/4″
The
bail adds 1 1/2″
Weight 1 lbs 13 oz.

PRICE: $750.00                                      SHIPPING: $65.00


 

CONDITION: This remarkably attractive light is in generally good condition overall, considering its age and use. There are only a couple of minor bends, dents and marks of age. The back latch lever is broken at the bend, but latches the back hatch normally. There are a couple of small cracks in the back top of the lantern housing. The burner is not present. The lenses are in good condition.

divisor line

Shipping & Packaging

The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated point to point and 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.

Our Unconditional 'No Nonsense' Guarantee

If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are refundable if due to our error within the continental United States.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers worldwide.

Standard Forms of Payment

Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms on overseas sales are different.

Established in 2003

Celebrating 18 Years of Exellence in Nautical Antiques