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PC209 Admiralty Pattern Lamp with Metal Shade - Click for the bigger picture In Stock Admiralty Pattern Lamp with Metal Shade - Another lamp we are listing today which originally served with the Royal Navy. It is heavily built in solid brass and is fitted with a metal shade that has been repainted in terracotta to reflect the current demand for industrial themed lighting. In service it would have been bulkhead mounted, but to make it more suited to life ashore we have had a brass base added to the original switch box. It has been professionally rewired using appropriate modern wiring and is fitted with a fused 13 amp plug. The lamp has a ball and socket base to the stem to allow the lamp to be adjusted to suit and it can then be locked in the desired position by tightening the knurled ring. The switch box is marked with the makers name Gabriel & Co Ltd, a brass foundry established 1884 in Birmingham. It carries the Royal Navy Admiralty Pattern part number AP 17010. Gabriels specialised in the manufacture of fittings for ships, tramways, buses and railways and as well as its UK based customers they exported their products to Africa, Asia and South America. It is very solidly built and as such weighs in at an impressive 2.7 kilos (5.8 lbs) so please check for a delivered price before ordering. Measures 16” high (41 cm) £85.00
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OC383 Telescopic Brass Standard Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Telescopic Brass Standard Lamp - Another lamp from our own collection that is now surplus to current requirements. It was purchased from a specialist marine lamp dealer back in 1992. We are unsure of its origins but we were told at the time it had come from a cruise liner. We would estimate it dates from the early 20th century but it carries no makers details or patent numbers to help us to identify age more closely. It weighs in at a hefty 8.4 kilos so I would think with such a heavy base the story could well be true and its classic lines have always been much admired in the 23 years we have owned it. It is in very good original condition with the odd very small knock and bump commensurate with age. The weighted base is cast iron but otherwise brass throughout. We have always found it very versatile in domestic use in that the stem is telescopic and the knurled brass connector is a locking device when the required height requirement has been established. The fully retracted height to top of bulb fitting is 51 1/2” (131 cm). Extended from base to same point it is a massive 73 1/2” (186 cm). The brass base is 13” diameter(34 cm). It has 3 knob feet with can be screwed in or out to compensate for uneven floors. The brass is not lacquered and we polish up occasionally which brings it back to a really good shine. The lamp holder has a standard bayonet fitting and is switched. The lamp had been rewired when we bought it with new period style braided wire fitted with a fused 12 amp plug. The lamp shade shown in our pictures is for display purposes only and is not included in the sale but if any purchaser would like it we are happy to include on a complementary basis but this may need to be despatched in a separate box to avoid transit damage. In view of the weight of this item please check shipping costs to your destination before ordering and more detailed photographs are available on request A Recent Sale
PC208 Admiralty Pattern Lamp with Bakelite Shade - Click for the bigger picture Sold Admiralty Pattern Lamp with Bakelite Shade - This lamp is built to typical high quality Royal Navy specification in solid brass and is fitted with the original Bakelite shade. In service it would have been bulkhead mounted, but to make it more suited to life ashore, we have had a brass base added to the original switch box. It has been professionally rewired using appropriate modern wiring and is fitted with a fused 13 amp plug. The lamp has a ball and socket base to the stem to allow the lamp to be adjusted to suit and it can then be locked in the desired position by tightening the knurled ring. The switch box is marked with the makers name ‘Harcourts’ who operated out of Birmingham carrying out business as brass founders. Whist not marked, we believe the Admiralty Pattern designation number is AP7992. The original Bakelite shade has minor hairline cracks that have been repaired but these really do not detract when in use. This unique desk lamp reflects the current trend in industrial lighting design and would sit happily in a marine or Bakelite collection whilst still being entirely practical. It is very solidly built and as such weighs in at an impressive 2.7 kilos (5.8 lbs) so please check for a delivered price before ordering. Measures 18” high (45 cm) A Recent Sale
OC380 Ships Saloon Candle Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ships Saloon Candle Lantern - This one has been in our personal collection for many years and has proved both functional and attractive beside our inglenook fireplace. A new decoration scheme implemented by ‘the Boss’ necessitates offering it for sale for the first time in a while. This is a small but decorative lantern in circular form with a hanging hook to the top exiting through a fluted funnel. The lantern has a small opening door to the side and carries four curved glass windows. It does not have any makers marks but it has a good age to it and we would estimate it dates from the late 19th or early 20th Century. Shows some wear, commensurate with age and use, but an attractive small lantern and very much a one off! Measures 7” x 5 “ (18 cm x 13 cm) A Recent Sale
7 Royal Navy Wardroom Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Royal Navy Wardroom Electric Lamp - We purchased this fine lamp back in 2001 and it has been a part of our own collection and in daily use these last 14 years. A change of interior design scheme in our home now dictates, with some regret, it is time to find a new custodian for it. This pattern is in our view one of the most decorative and imposing of Royal Navy lamps and these are often seen mounted down the middle of the wardroom table and wired in series. We have a photograph here of the double stem version of this lamp being used in the wardroom of the Royal Yacht Britannia. The lamp is silver plated over solid brass ; the plate is in good original condition with very minor age wear. The stem is in the form of a Corinthian column and is surmounted by a Royal Navy fouled anchor on either side. The BC lamp holder and switchgear was replaced when we purchased the lamp and it works perfectly, although as with all antique lighting it would be worth having this checked over by a qualified electrician before using. The braided wiring was also replaced at the same time so again meets modern safety requirements whilst maintaining the vintage look. A fused 13 amp plug is fitted to comply with UK requirements but it may need to be rewired for overseas use. These lamps are not gimballed but to avoid them moving on a rolling ship the lamp is extremely heavy, with pig iron mounted in the base and weighs in at 2.8 kilos so we recommend you check delivery costs with us before ordering. The base is covered in original baize to avoid scratching the wardroom table. These lamps are getting increasingly hard to find now so grab a chance to own this fine example! The lamp shade is the one used by us and is included in our picture to illustrate how the lamp looks in use. Whilst this is not included in the sale if the new owner would like to take it at no extra charge just ask! Height to top of lamp holder 11.5” (29 cm).Diameter of base 6” (15cm) A Recent Sale
OC375 Royal Navy Cadelabra Wardroom Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Royal Navy Cadelabra Wardroom Electric Lamp - We purchased this fine lamp back in 2001, together with the single stem version we have also listed today. It has been a part of our own collection and in daily use these last 14 years but a change of design scheme in our home now dictates, with some regret, it is time to find a new custodian for this as well. This pattern is in our view one of the most decorative and imposing of Royal Navy lamps and these are often seen mounted down the middle of the wardroom table and wired in series. We have a photograph here of an identical version of this lamp being used in the wardroom of the Royal Yacht Britannia but hers are silver plated whilst ours is finished in polished brass. The fluted Corinthian stem adds to the style and the column is surmounted by a Royal Navy fouled anchor on either side. The lamp features double cast arms with non switched BC holders fitted. The braided wiring was replaced when we purchased the lamp and meets modern safety requirements, whilst maintaining the vintage look. The lamp works perfectly, although as with all antique lighting it would be worth having this checked over by a qualified electrician before using. A fused 13 amp plug is fitted to comply with UK requirements but it may need to be rewired for overseas use. These lamps are not gimballed but to avoid them moving on a rolling ship the lamp is extremely heavy with pig iron mounted in the base and weighs in at 3.6 kilos so we recommend you check delivery costs with us before ordering. The base is covered in baize to avoid scratching the wardroom table. These lamps are getting increasingly hard to find now so grab a chance to own this fine example! The lamp shades shown here are the ones used by us and included in our picture to illustrate how the lamp looks in use. Whilst these are not included in the sale if the new owner would like to take them at no extra charge please mention when ordering! Height to top of lamp holder 13” (33cm).Diameter of base 6” (15 cm) A Recent Sale
OC292 Ships Port and Starboard Electric Navigation Lamps - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ships Port and Starboard Electric Navigation Lamps - A matched pair in polished brass and fitted with red and blue glass lenses. These lamps show evidence of minor service wear but generally in very good original condition. They do not have any makers marks but we would guess of English manufacture and probably circa 1950’s. Each lamp has a riveted mounting bracket to the back plate and a rear hinged door which opens to reveal the interior which has a lamp reflector in place as well as a slide out bayonet lamp fitting. The lamps are currently fitted with what we believe to be the original 12 volt 21 watt bulbs. We have not had these tested but if the new owners wished to use either on a boat or in a domestic situation we would recommend having them rewired and checked over by a qualified electrician. Each lamp measures 4 1/2 “ high and 5” wide (11 cm x 12 cm.) A Recent Sale
517 Gimballed Wardroom Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Gimballed Wardroom Lamp - Admiralty pattern, wall or desk mounting, heavy brass construction. A Recent Sale
PC42 Ship's Electric Gimbal Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Electric Gimbal Lamp - A solid brass example with an attractive weighted gimbal and marked AP9009. This lamp could be used on a table or mounted on a bulkhead or wall in a horizontal position. While not dated this pattern was in service with the Royal Navy in WW11. The lamp has been recently rewired and is complete with a 13 amp plug. This example would date to the early 20th century. Height 13.5" (34cm) A Recent Sale
5 Oldham Lantern Type E - Click for the bigger picture Sold Oldham Lantern Type E - Admiralty Pattern 16012. Alloy case stamped with maker's name and 220 volts direct current. It appears to have taken a dry cell battery as well as provision for an external power source via brass screw cover. The bulb is sealed within a heavy glass lens and we imagine the lamp would have been used by the Royal Navy as an emergency engine room inspection lamp. Measures 13" (34cm). Sold as a collector's item as we have no means of testing, although looks to be complete. A Recent Sale
PC43 Ship's Electric Gimbal Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Electric Gimbal Lamp - Constructed in solid brass and could be used on a table or it has the facility to be wall mounted. This pattern was used on Royal Navy ships in WW1 & WWII. A similar design was also used on White Star vessels an example has recently been recovered from the wreck of the Titanic. An extremely attractive and heavily constructed lamp which has been recently rewired. Height 11" (28cm) A Recent Sale
PC41 Ship's Gimbal Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Gimbal Electric Lamp - An original example which was probably used in the cabin of a passenger liner with ornate fluted stem. It can be mounted in the vertical position on a desk or table or could have been fixed to a bulkhead in the horizontal position. The lamp is manufactured from brass with a chrome finish and while showing some wear, this adds to the vintage character of the lamp. It has been recently rewired with period replica wiring. Height 13" (32cm) A Recent Sale
2696 Ship's Navigation Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Navigation Lamp - A high quality example from the port side in exceptionally good condition. The lamp is complete with the original Sherwood burner, reflector and red filter glass. This lamp is one of the few we have seen which has not been converted to electricity and has not been drilled or bodged. The diopic lens has a couple of small chips, but overall in very good condition. The lamp carries a heavy brass plaque which dates it to 22.05.1969 and while the manufacturer is not mentioned, it looks as if it could be made by Harvie. Height, excluding handle 15" (38 cm). A Recent Sale
PC63 WWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold WWII Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - A fine original example that was fitted to HMS Forth, a submarine supply depot ship which was launched in 1938 and served throughout WWII, finally being broken up in 1985. In service the lamp was painted white, but it has now been stripped back to its original bronze. It is complete with an opaque lamp cover and to the reverse it has 3 mounting points for wall or bulkhead mounting. The lamp holder has been replaced, but would require wiring up by a qualified electrician prior to use. Lamp diameter 8" (20cm) and depth from the mounting brackets is 5" (13cm) A Recent Sale
PC65 Ship's Engine Room Inspection Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Engine Room Inspection Lamp - Finished in polished bronze with a carrying handle to the top. This example is embossed with the code BM28651 and would have been powered by a self contained dry cell battery which was secured within the base of the lantern and protected by a rubber gasket. It would have been illuminated by means of a toggle switch and was designed to be used below decks on Royal Navy and other vessels to carry out inspections in dark, inaccessible conditions or when the main power supply has failed. Whilst on offer as a display item, we believe it would still function as intended, with a suitable battery or could be converted to mains wiring by a qualified electrician. It is heavy and would also make an excellent marine door stop! 6" x 10" (15cm x 25cm) A Recent Sale
1938 Ship's Gimbal Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Gimbal Electric Lamp - A quality nickel silver example with lead weighted base designed for either table or wall mounting. Probably dates from 1920's and would have been used for cabin lighting on a passenger vessel. Professionally polished, with a new holder and switch fitted and just requires rewiring for many years more service on land or sea. 27cm. Shade for display purposes only. A Recent Sale
OC137 Ship's Saloon Paraffin Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Saloon Paraffin Lamp - fine quality, set in gimbals, complete with original shade, maker's plaque Atkey & Son, Cowes. Good working order. A Recent Sale
408 Silvered Gimbaled Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Silvered Gimbaled Electric Lamp - Chrome on brass. Some wear to chrome. Dates from 1950's. A Recent Sale
416 Large Ship's Masthead Electric Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold Large Ship's Masthead Electric Lantern - in brass & copper. C. 1945. 31cm x 33cm. A Recent Sale
103 Wardroom Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Wardroom Lamp - Admiralty pattern Wardroom Lamp, heart shaped gimbal, heavy brass construction, c. 1914. A Recent Sale
485 Gimbal Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Gimbal Electric Lamp - Admiralty Pattern, Pat. AP 9009. Solid brass with heavy metal base. For desk or bulkhead (wall) mounting. Used by Royal Navy in WWII period. Minor crack to base. A Recent Sale
PC37 Admiralty Pattern Desk Lamp with Bakelite Shade - Click for the bigger picture Sold Admiralty Pattern Desk Lamp with Bakelite Shade - This lamp is built to typical Royal Navy specification in solid brass and is fitted with the orignal Bakelite shade. It would originally have been bulkhead mounted, but to make it more suited to life ashore, we have had a brass base added to the original switch box. It has been professionally rewired using appropriate modern wiring and is fitted with a fused 13 amp plug. A Recent Sale
2206 Port and Starboard Navigation Lamps - Click for the bigger picture Sold Port and Starboard Navigation Lamps - Copper with brass trim. Minor service wear but excellent overall condition. Bulb fittings in place. 12 cm. A Recent Sale
283 Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold Ship's Bulkhead Lantern - brass with manufacturer's plate named to 'Harvie', with oil burner. A Recent Sale
OC30 Copper Port Rigging Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold Copper Port Rigging Lantern - converted for mains electricity. A Recent Sale
122 Large Ship's Masthead Electric Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Large Ship's Masthead Electric Lamp - in brass & copper. Marked JSE4 5925. Minor chips on prismatic lens. 31cm x 30cm. A Recent Sale
120 Candle Lantern - Click for the bigger picture Sold Candle Lantern - in original condition, complete with internal reflector and wooden insulation handle. C.1945. A Recent Sale
519 Binnacle Lamp - Click for the bigger picture Sold Binnacle Lamp - complete with original oil burner. Used to light compass card at night. 19th century. A Recent Sale
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