Introduction to antiques ship lights
The antiques ship lights shown in pictures above have been acquired by scrapping various sections of old ships. These lights and lanterns are usually composed of brass, copper and galvanized steel but fiberglass and plastic are economical and popular option these days.
Such lights are around 50 to 125 years old with salt encrusted over them and smoke and oil residue deposited from used over the years.
Restoration of Vintage Lamps, lanterns and Lights
Fixtures of such antique ship lights (Providing Marine Salvage & Antiques Enterprise) are restored to original shiny texture or are given a quick clean up to maintain their weathered appearance. These lanterns often have old burners. Sometimes their oil fonts are missing or their light has old wiring. In such cases experienced workers are make to re-wire these lights with new socket, safeguarding their antiquate look with adding just the right lightening system. Such decorative lanterns and lights give a nautical feel to homes and restaurants these days.
All these navigation lights which we possess are masterpieces which carry detailed craftsmanship. These have been used by various vessels all over the world. All these antique lights come with various styles and functions. Few of them possess 360 degrees clear lens, typically used as anchor and masthead lights.
Types of Vintage Lights
With latest advancements in shipping and military industries, marine antiques are provided as scraps in large amounts. Nautical décor includes fixtures and classical lightening from the ballrooms of mid-century ocean liners, ceiling and pendant lights, Japanese Nippon Sento ships oil lamps and wall lights etc. Most of these lights are great fit for indoors and for porch area. Bulbs used therein can be easily changed.
Perkins onion lanterns, Kilborn-Sauer, Stern light, Starboard, Brass port, Anchor lights, Mastheads, Perko anchor lights, bulk headlights, passageway lights (with and without copper shade and even with 90 degrees curve), junction box, bar lights, salvage brass hanging mount lights are examples of lights used for domestic, industrial and hospitality purposes these days.