Brass Ships Round Cast Cage Bulkhead Light for use as 240V E27 brass fitting and Vintage Edison bulb. Salvaged from 1950’s era ship this is solid brass with rough cast appearance and aged glass cover from the massive ship breaking yards in India. They can be fitted to walls or ceilings by the 4 mountings that are bolted into position. Power is by conduit connection and so some fiddling with elbows may be required for a clean installation. They can be connected to external mounted conduit for an authentic look using brass plumbing fittings and copper pipe. Multiple bulkheads can be fitted in series as some have two conduit holes on the cable service box.
The four wingnuts/knobs when undone provide a hinge for the brass cage which had a rubber sealed glass dome in thick old glass. Bulbs are replaced through this front hinged cage. This bulkhead light is a reasonable 4.3 kilos of solid polished old brass with a patina from years at sea. Reflector surface inside the light is a result of polishing the inside of the cast brass base. These were originally stamped IP64 but re polishing has removed the mark. They would be considered by us to be IP Rated with careful attention when installing however.
Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for scrap recycling. Most ships have a lifespan of a few decades before there is so much wear that refitting and repair become uneconomical. Ship breaking allows materials from the ship, especially metal, to be recycled. Equipment on board the vessel can also be reused. This is a great way to obtain the highest quality solid brass lighting components for use in industrial style design. All lamp parts show their age in a wonderful polished patina, some have more marks than others but all are acceptable wear for age.
Comes wired with an E27 Brass Lampholder with internal earth connection. Requires a GLS sized E27 globe either vintage or LED. Recommended bulbs are below