- Ship Lights-

These lamps, lanterns and lights were actually used onboard sailing ships decades ago. Once retired, the ships are essentially "scrapped" and all the tools, parts and various components are stored in shipwrecking yards until we buy them. We carry Galvanized, Brass, and Copper Lanterns (within the past 5-7 years copper and brass lanterns have become very hard to find as more modern ship builders opt for less expensive material options including galvanized steel, fiberglass and plastics).
Occasionally, upon request, sets of two or four may be paired up. Please call or e-mail for availability.

*Lighting does not come wired; always have a licensed electrician inspect and approve all sockets, hardware, etc prior to use.

*check out the very bottom of the page for some salvage-inspired pieces that we have custom made for our shop that are a fresh new take on the old pieces...  As the supply of salvaged pieces shrinks each year, we'll begin recasting new versions of the salvaged pieces.

Passageway lights:

These curved "90 degree" passageway lights are one of our most popular lights. They are suitable for both indoor or outdoor use (solid brass will not rust) and cost only a little more than plastic reproductions. 

We carry "regular" (pictured) and "XL" sizes.  XL measures about 15" from top of junction box to bottom of brass cage, regular measures about 11".


"regular" curved 90 degree brass passageway lights

90 degree curved passageway light

left: salvaged brass regular passageway lights (range between 7 1/4" and 8 1/2" tall)
right: salvaged brass 90 degree curved passageway lights (appx 11" tall)

"regular" passageway light (7-9" tall)

brass 90 degree passageway lights *copper shade is newly added

"regular" passageway lights (aka bulkhead lights) 7-9" tall

   
   
 
Low profile wall / bulkhead / ceiling mount lights / 4-bar lights:

 


"4-bar" lights (appx 9 1/4" face diameter)


left to right above: brass regular post lights, 4-bar lights, oslo post lights

 


"4 bar" light

4-bar lights (smaller version; appx 7 1/2" face diameter, 4" depth)

salvaged brass "4-bar" lights

"4 bar" lights

"4 bar" lights

  
"4-bar" ship light (appx 9 1/4" diameter face)

"4-bar" ship lights (appx 9 1/4" diameter face)

Salvaged aluminum "4 bar" style lights *this is the first time we've received these in aluminum.  They are salvaged and quite a bit lighter weight than the salvaged brass ones; best for indoor or NON salt air environments as aluminum will oxidize.
Appx 8 1/2" face diameter, 4 1/2" depth dimension
 Post / base mount lights:

"regular" post lights (9 1/4" height, appx 6" diameter base)



"Belfast" post lights (appx 11 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide)
*salvaged pieces pictured; we are now recasting these pieces as our supply of salvage has run out






brass Oslo post lights (appx 12" tall with 3 post base, holes appx 3 3/4" apart in equilateral triangular pattern)

left: salvaged brass regular passageway lights can be base/post mounted or wall/bulkhead mounted(range between 7 1/4" and 8 1/2" tall)

Port & Starboard POST light set: red and green glass fresnel lenses - beautiful pair! (appx 9 1/4" tall, 6" diameter base) - sold out of red (port)

Post lights (clear lenses) - appx 9 1/2" tall



port and starboard light set from Greek passenger ship (sold)
Foxlights / Cargo / pendant / hanging lights:
Fox Lights were used as deck and cargo lights on ships.
They make for great accents in the kitchen or over a bar and are suitable for outdoor use.
These are made entirely of copper and brass and come in 3 sizes: (sizes are approximate)

small: 9 3/4" face diameter x 10" height without arm
medium:  12" diameter x 12" height w/out arm
large: 17 1/4" face diameter x 22" height w/out arm
These lights have been featured in many designer homes and publications including Architectural Digest and Coastal Living magazines.
**UPDATE: Salvaged foxlights have officially become scarce.  We buy salvaged pieces wherever we can but the end of the supply is near. 
Ask about our new production copper and brass foxlights -
they look exactly like the salvaged pieces and are of the same high quality.

 


medium sized beehive / ribbed foxlight


salvaged large foxlight, beehive/ribbed body

foxlight - large "smooth" body

foxlight - large "beehive/ribbed" (left) and small "smooth" (right)

foxlight - medium "beehive" shown

foxlights: small, medium and large (right: small shown)


size variety of foxlights with "beehive" / ribbed and smooth bodies

 


salvaged brass/copper and brass/aluminum foxlights - appx 24" tall including arm x 15" diameter face; Turkish origin - smooth body

salvaged brass/copper and brass/aluminum foxlights - appx 24" tall including arm x 15" diameter face
 style "A" (left) *brassstack* 1 pc available
style "B" (right) *copper and aluminum stack* sold out
*lighting does not come wired; always have a licensed electrician inspect all parts of a fixture before installing
 
pair of 2 salvaged aluminum foxlights by Crouse-Hinds: appx 18" tall without arm, 23" tall with arm, 16" diameter face
Lanterns (oil burning):

These are some copper lanterns that we have carried. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find these salvaged pieces as ships have been phasing out the use of expensive metals such as copper and brass to switch to ganvanized steel or aluminum.
Availability of these salvaged pieces is low and they sell quickly.


port (red) and starboard (green) lantern set in galvanized metal - sold

 


salvaged galvanized lantern - 360 degree Fresnel lens

 


salvaged galvanized lanterns with Fresnel lenses

Assorted galvanized steel ship lanterns. We usually have quite a few of these in stock at all times; may be able to find "matching" pairs.


salvaged, polished galvanized ship lantern

port and starboard galvanized lanterns (sold), "regular" passageway light (7 1/4" tall)

"not under command" galvanized ship lantern

brass porthold table and galvanized ship lantern

brass and aluminum lantern - stands 15 1/2" tall

pair salvaged copper Port and Starboard lanterns (*starboard green gel lens is missing) - both have burner and chimney - appx 22" tall.

XL copper Masthead lantern - stands 24" tall *slight crumpling damage; available at a discount

Galvanized ship lanterns (appx 16" tall) - GDR (East Germany) make

detail brass tag on Galvanized ship lanterns; manufactured in GDR (East Germany) pictured to the left

XL Port and Starboard *unmatched* pair salvaged copper lanterns - 22" tall - Starboard lantern is by Seahorse serial #30836, Port lantern is by Smith & Barnes Newcastle on Tyne #2130


Salvaged XL copper Starboard "Stuurboord" Dutch lantern, appx 22" tall

360 degree galvanized ship's anchor lantern - stands 19" tall

XL galvanized "Meteorite" Port ship's lantern - stands 22" tall

Galvanized ship's lanterns - sold

salvaged brass Japanese Lifeboat Lanterns (appx 13" tall not including handle and 16" including handle, width appx 9 1/2")

galvanized (painted) Kilburn Sauer lantern *has been converted to electrical lamp
 
Running lights (electrical):
Originally used on ships, running lights ran off electrcicity - normally AC but occasionally DC - and were hard wired into the ship's electrical system. 
When salvaged, wires are cut at the base and removed from the ship. 
Our salvaged lighting does not come wired (unless otherwise specified) and we always recommend having a licensed electrician
inspect and approve any sockets, wiring, etc prior to use.

Copper and brass masthead lights (15" tall x 9 /2" top diameter). (sold)


salvaged brass and copper lanterns, running lights (front row only - back row are oil burning lanterns) - just polished! (we have all
lighting polished before being shipped to us, but in the salt air they do begin to patina quickly)


left: set brass plated copper salvaged *wired running lights - sold
right: Portside running light - copper - sold

 


salvaged copper navigational lights (this pair sold)

Port and Starboard double stacked copper running light set (appx 17" tall) - sold

Double stacked copper stern running lights - appx 21" tall
*1 sold; 1 available

Port and Starboard double stacked brass electric lights (appx 18 1/2" tall) - sold

matching port & starboard set - getting really tough to find... (sold)

Single stacked brass Port and Starboard running light set, 9" tall - sold

Copper single stacked Port & Starboard running light set - appx 13" tall - sold

Port and Starboard running light set: galvanized steel

Double stacked Masthead running lights - appx 16 1/2" tall
SOLD

double stacked running lights


salvaged brass and copper running lights

Running lights (from left to right brass or copper labels read as follows: "All Around Red", -none-, "Starboard", "Port", "Stern", "Masthead" and "Noack AS Serie 700 N.V.C")

Running lights (from left to right read as follows" "Perko", "Perko", -none- "Perko", "Perko", "Port" and "Masthead/Topp Tranberg Ser 855 App. NK 1977")

left: Double stacked clear fresnel lens electric light 19" height
right: Double stacked 360 light (appx 17" tall) - sold


Double stacked "Port" (left) and "Masthead" (right) lights - sold


various brass wall mount running lights: appx 17" tall
below: detail view of above lights from left to right:

"Lanterne A 2x26CD Babord Port TEF 949 Stavanger Norway"
"Neon Rasyjeta YRSAR No 878 ATEST 43-033355"
"Livemar Tupe T-5"

left: Double stacked "Masthead" clear lens wall mount electric light
(appx 16" height) - sold
right: 17" wall mount salvaged brass double stacked running light
"TEF 940 Starboard" - sold


salvaged brass pneumatic safety light (appx 7 1/2" face x 13" tall with arm)
labels read: "The Wolf Safety Lamp Co Ltd - permissible pneumatic electric lamp" stamped by the US Dept of Labor "Mine Safety and Health Administration" - Made in England "Air Turbo Lamp - 12 volt - dated 1-12-81"

salvaged aluminum running light w Fresnel lens (clear and/or port and starboard sets available) - appx 9" tall (early 1980s salvage)

brass wall mount running lights
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left: brass threaded Masthead running lights
right: hanging mount 360 clear lens electric light (13" tall)

single stack brass running light - sold

brass 360 degree clear lens running lights: "Lanterne - A
26CD - TEF908" serial # 05670
appx 9" diameter, 10" tall



single stack electric light 8 1/2" tall

 left: single stacked clear fresnel electric light 8 1/2" tall
right: brass running light w 3 bulbs - stands 13" tall




Salvaged brass post lights - different styles left light appx 14" tall, right light appx 13" tall

left: brass running light by Nippon 1973 9" tall - sold
right: brass running light Nippon make 1981 - 9" tall - sold


Single stacked red lens brass running lights - appx 9" tall - sold

left: lightweight brass running light 1984 - 10" tall -sold
right: single stack brass "all around red" running ligths - sold

left: Perko brass running light, screw top (appx 9" tall) - sold
right: brass perko All Around Red - sold


left: "Verona via Bianco" brass light 14" tall - sold
right: "Not Under Command" 13" tall by Meteorite - sold

brass "OVG" light - 11" tall - sold
 

All around red brass running light (sold)

"Allround / Rund Tranberg Ser # 2850...  250v" brass running light appx 13" tall

left: Electric Port fresnel lens light (appx 14" tall) - sold

right: copper "All Round Red" 13" tall

Port and Stern copper running lights - 14" tall - sold
   
 

Galvanized STERN running light - appx 9 1/2" tall
"Bharat Traders - 199 Perin Mariman St. Bombay - India"

left: copper Anchor light
right: copper Not Under Command light

galvanized (painted) running light (*converted to electrical) Staten Island NY - sold

 salvaged painted galvanized running lights

Salvaged galvanized running lights - these were all made in "GDR" (East Germany: Eb Schiffsl & Termenwern ) - above serial number #22436

salvaged galvanized running light made in "GDR" serial #07774

salvaged galvanized running light made in "GDR" (East Germany) serial # 07772

salvaged galvanized running light made in GDR serial #06634

salvaged galvanized running light made in GDR serial #79841

salvaged galvanized running light made in GDR serial #92250

salvaged painted galvanized running lights

salvaged copper running lights (sold)
 
salvaged copper running light

salvaged copper running light


Gigantic XL pair salvaged aluminum Navigational buoy lights 28" tall

another shot of the pair pictured to the left

salvaged USCG lights; these are actually buoy lights, as opposed to running lights

another USCG buoy light

salvaged brass USCG buoy / running light - by Wallace & Tiernan of Bellville, NJ *cracked glass, appx 24" tall



detail of Wallace & Tiernan base and cracked lens
Searchlights, spotlights, signal lights:

 signal light for signalling ship to ship; copper and brass - appx 2.5' tall


Huge XL salvaged British Naval spotlight, South Croyden England 3000 watts - appx 54" tall, 28 1/2" face diameter

 


salvaged brass spotlight (wired); made in New York, USA


salvaged small brass spotlight

 

 


Brass searchlight/spotlight - stands 52" tall and is on a pivot that is controlled
from under the 10" diameter base. Face of spotlight 15" diameter. (sold)

small salvaged brass spotlight

Fabulous salvaged aluminum search/spot light - we received 2 (1 available)
Appx 28" tall, face diameter appx 12 1/4"

The other salvaged aluminum search light (sold)
   
New production, salvage-inspired lighting:

We have exhausted the supply of salvaged Belfast lights and now offer a new solid brass cast Belfast light which is the exact size and shape of the previously stocked pieces.  (appx 11 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide)

new production solid brass "Slim Line" style lights (appx 12" tall)

new production XL aluminum 90 degree passageway light - these were inspired by our salvaged passageway lights and were cast from one so they're the same dimensions as the brass...  Just not as heavy and easier on the wallet
*interior use suggested in salt air climates

new production aluminum 90 degree passageway light (pictured above with aluminum shade and copper shade)
These are cast using our salvaged brass 90 degree curved passageway lights -appx 10" tall



New production copper and brass 4-bar lights - appx 9" diameter face, 5"

New: aluminum foxlights inspired by our salvaged brass & copper foxlights; sizes large (pictured left front) 16 1/2" face diameter x 21" height when arm is extended or medium (pictured left rear and right) 13 3/4" diameter face x 18" height
SOLD OUT


new large sized aluminum foxlight (appx height 22" including arm)
SOLD OUT

aluminum passageway-style light with shade - sold out


 Newly made/reproduction port and starboard galvanized lanterns *these are made with original/old glass fresnel lenses - appx 18" tall (not including arm)

reproduction port & starboard lanterns *glass fresnel lens is SALVAGED, lantern is new production
   

Galvanized lantern; these are made with salvaged Fresnel lenses, but the body of the lantern is newly made - appx 20" tall (not including arm)

   
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