Heavy brass ships scissor wall light for use as general wall fitting with ES bulbs. Salvaged from 1950’s era ship this is solid brass with rough cast appearance from the massive ship breaking yards in India. They can be fitted to walls by the 6 screws supplied through mounting holes in the wall plate. This wall plate allows the arm to swing and extend, holding the weight if the brass arm at a 900mm length at a maximum down to 330mm at it’s minimum. Power is by pulley cord to a cordgrip wall plate in polished brass to match. Attention to detail when installing is required to allow the cable room to flex.
This light would have been used as a reading light for maps or general, collapsible since space is limited on some ships. We use robust pulley cable for this lamp as it will take some flex over a period of time without degradation. This fitting can take a range of ES bulbs but they should be no larger than ST64. Bulb not included but you can choose from our range of E27 globes.
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 steel, 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 given these are from ship building made after the war.
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