SL1005 - Lighthouse Lantern Rounded 5 Side Oil Lamp
The classic lighthouse lamp used in lighthouses all over the world to light the way and guard harbors for ships at night. Lighthouse lantern is made of hand machined heavy gauge brass with five (5) heavy glass "Fresnel" style lenses that magnify the light from the oil lamp inside so that it is visible for 20 nautical miles. Therefore the rotating lighthouse beacon could be seen far out to sea to guide mariners safely home. This lamp was lit and placed inside of the large rotating "Fresnel" lens that then became the beacon light for the lighthouse. These lanterns would burn for up to 10 hours before refilling.
Designed for Decoration/ Display Purpose only. Not Intended for Practical Use.