Ship’s Lamps: Decorative & Functional

An elaborate set of rules governed the many styles of lamps aboard old and new age vessels. Starboard and port lights, masthead, hold, and cargo lamps, anchor, and top lamps.

A multitude of oil burning lamps at first, and later electrical, confused the apprentice sailor. Not to mention all the knots, splices and hitches, blocks and pulleys, flag and bosun call signals, sails and standing and running rigging. A fascinating indigenous vocabulary was used on board ships, part of which was transferred to shore and is now present in our daily jargon. Our copper and brass ship’s lamps are made according to the highest quality standards.

Anchor Lamp, Brass & Copper

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~ by authenticmodels on September 22, 2011.

One Response to “Ship’s Lamps: Decorative & Functional”

  1. Good blog with some exciting information. I will be back.

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