WW I PERKINS USN Ships Bulkhead Oil Lamps 1916

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USN Ships Bulkhead Oil Lamps

Very Rare

Presented is a  “pair of lamps that you are very unlikely to come across”, says Anthony Hobson in his Book Two of
“Lanterns That Lit Our World“. They are not only exceedingly rare and in outstanding condition, but also the most beautiful shipboard lamps we’ve had the opportunity to offer to our customers. They were made by Perkins Marine Lamp Corporation during the First and second World Wars as bulkhead lights for warships. We double-checked this with the successor company, PERKO in Miami, FL., and they advised
us that they are extremely rare and the only ones they know of in existence.

Side and Back Views

DIMENSIONS: Not counting bail, 15 ¼” high with a diameter of 7 ½”.
The bail adds 1 ¾”
Weight one lamp 8 ½ lbs The pair 17 lbs

These very unusual lights are in outstanding condition overall considering their age and use. There are only a couple of minor
dents and marks of age. The lenses are perfect. One of the original kerosene burners has its wick stuck in the guide and needs
some freeing. They have been polished and lacquered for dramatic display.


Interior Kerosene Lamp

The imprint on the plate at the bottom of the lamp on three lines




This helps
date them to sometime after 1916 when Persky was first incorporated and before 1931 when the company’s name was changed to Perkins Marine Lamp & Hardware Corporation.



Starting in1904, 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 trademark 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.

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