These starboard and port versions of our vintage double masthead lanternss are always very popular, and matching pairs, especialy so.
So we were delighted to be offered a very small number of starboard (green light) and port (red) vintage ships’ lanterns, in brass and copper.
All are reclaimed from working vessels, then stripped and polished. As such each exhibits some wear and tear, consistent with their use at sea, and the patina of the finish varies with each individual light. These are not pristine lanterns – they tell a story.
This port masthead features original double red glass fresnel lenses, which are increasingly hard to find.
The interior electrics are accessed via the copper lid on top, and from beneath. Good-sized, they measure 43 cm tall and 23 cm diameter.
Each one is fully electrically refurbished, featuring two new E27 screw-in bulb fittings, and wired with three-core brown vintage-style woven flex, switch and plug.