Brass and Copper Anchor Lamp
It was a requirement that at night all ships, at anchor or underway, display a white light visible from all directions at the highest point on the ship. Used on sailing ships for hundreds of years, this type of oil burning lantern was made to be lit and hoisted to the top of the tallest mast with one rope tied to the handle and two ropes through the brass guidelines to keep it steady as the ship rolled with the sea.
An authentic replica, this lantern has a cast handle and slots, heavy gauge copper construction with polished brass trim, molded name plaques and a hand-blown glass lens. Uses standard lamp oil. Instructions are included. Measures 6" x 7-1/2" x 12" tall. Weighs 5 lbs. 7 oz.