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The Coast Guard Patrol Spotlight number SL029 by Authentic Models is a part of the Floor Lamps Collection and measures 25.6L x 25.6W x 71.1H inches and weights 29.85 lbs. and is packaged in 2 kraft boxes, upc. As always searching for the lucky find, the original of this '30s Navy spotlight was unearthed in an antique store in Greenwich, England. In a way the light is a wonderful combination of old technology, romantic seafaring and practical lighting. Perched on its imposing rosewood tripod the light dominates, adding character to a room, an important element in todays design philosophy. Our replica is exclusive to AM, hand-crafted of brass and aluminum. This is signature AM for those who value master craftsmanship and technical skills.
A great addition to a now much appreciated collection of spotlights and signal lamps.
The Nickel And Black Searchlight 1940 number SL030 by Authentic Models is a part of the Floor Lamps Collection and measures 26.4L x 26.4W x 78.7H inches and weights 23.6 lbs. and is packaged in 2 kraft boxes, upc. Searchlight. Right from the bridge of a 1940s Navy destroyer... heavy cast bronze and aluminum, it must be nautical. Is part of its appeal that its just engineered, not designed? Form follows function.... Balanced on a surveyors tripod. Looking like a million dollars, it smells of salt and sea while managing to convey cool and modern. Its salvage, vintage salvage. And it translates into sophisticated home decor.
The Bronze and Mahogany 1928 Cadillac Head Lamp Searchlight number SL035 by Authentic Models is a part of the Floor Lamps Collection and measures 29.1L x 29.1W x 70.9H inches and weights 23.85 lbs. and is packaged in 2 kraft boxes, upc. Piercing the dark. Fronting a mile-long curved and polished hood. Nestled between sculpted wheel fenders while framing a huge chrome radiator. Bronze Art Deco accents.... A combination of polished aluminum and brass brings home 1930s style, perfection and craftsmanship. Check out its details, its imposing size, and the tall ebonized tripod complete with a travel compass dating back to the Mille-Miglia of the 1920s!
The Brass and Aluminum Main Hold Lamp number SL037 by Authentic Models is a part of the Hanging Lamps Collection and measures 15.7L x 19.7W x 20.1H inches and weights 29.5 lbs. and is packaged in kraft box, upc. Its incredible that so few Admiralty lamps from the early 1900s have survived. But it may be many of them were refashioned into WWII gear, when people were asked to turn in brass and aluminum heirlooms. Plows to bullets... Using old and oft-forgotten techniques, we have been able to bring back the interesting shapes of early hold and go down lamps. Impressively large and practical, they were built to last. After finding the original at a Paris auction, we were spellbound when it arrived and we were able to unlock the wing nuts and study the construction. Replicas are made by hand, one by one, duplicating every design and technical detail of the original. Brass and aluminum. Complete with stainless steel hanging wires and ceiling bracket.
The Marconi S.O.S. Spotlight number SL039 by Authentic Models is a part of the Floor Lamps Collection and measures 39.4L x 39.4W x 76.8H inches and weights 25.7 lbs. and is packaged in 2 kraft boxes, upc. International maritime communication used Morse as the standard code until 1999. Every Navy vessel carried a variety of Morse code devices on board. The large light next to the wheelhouse on the bridge was the most spectacular and effective one. Handled by a specially trained sailor skilled in signals, it functioned as a ship-bound lighthouse, with the added ability to transmit highly detailed messages.
Our spotlight dates back to the 1930s and was likely used on a French Navy battleship. By moving slatted louvers the signalman sent short and longer spaced rays of light that could be read by trained sailors in the distance.
Morse code uses long and short elements and combinations to convey a message. The elements making up the code were formed by sounds, marks and pulses of varying length. Created in the 1840s Morse code was in use for more than a century and a half. The famous S.O.S. sent by ships in distress (as on the Titanic) was sent by Morse code.
The Half Mile Ray Searchlight number SL040 by Authentic Models is a part of the Floor Lamps Collection and measures 23.6L x 23.6W x 64.6H inches and weights 12 lbs. and is packaged in 2 kraft boxes, upc. When a friend of mine decided to move to Berwick-on-Tweed to start a B&B in a 13th C. bastion (with walls 10 feet thick and 22 feet high) he was confronted with the problem of how to flood the walls with the right kind of light. Being a smart and enterprising person, a navy stock lot of 1930s Half Mile Ray lamps was located. Originally constructed to last a lifetime, he rigged them in series, and to the best of my knowledge they are still working. Our faithful reproduction is mounted on a mahogany tripod, its angle adjustable with a clever piece of 1930s technology. The overall look is cool, contemporary and at the same time historically correct.
The Anchor Lamp, Brass and Copper number SL043 by Authentic Models is a part of the Lanterns Collection and measures 5.9L x 7.5W x 11.8H inches and weights 5.42 lbs. and is packaged in kraft box, upc. Study the details of this classic anchor lamp. Cast handle. Cast slots. Heavy copper sheet. Molded name plaques. Hand-blown glass. Kerosene burner...
The Steamer Deck Lamp number SL062 by Authentic Models is a part of the Hanging Lamps Collection and measures 12.2H x 13.4 inches in diameter and weights 7.15 lbs. and is packaged in kraft box, upc. Clearly created in a workroom, instead of an Italian designers studio. Almost Steampunk, with a rugged, tactile feel. Brass sheet, solid airplane aluminum fittings. Cooling ribs to divert heat. Good to touch...Even better to view. Lighting the galleries, passages and corridors of early 20th C. steamships and tramp steamers. Will survive centuries.
The Concorde Desk Lamp number SL064 by Authentic Models is a part of the Desk Lamps Collection and measures 7.5L x 27.6W x 26.4H inches and weights 11.7 lbs. and is packaged in kraft box, upc. A lamp for town and country. Universal appeal, in a style going back to the 1930s. Its natural flair combines well with its utilitarian design and illuminating purpose. Tightly jointed, easy to adjust and lock. Solidly constructed in brass. This lamp is built to last.
The Authors Desk Lamp number SL065 by Authentic Models is a part of the Desk Lamps Collection and measures 7.1L x 22.6W x 16.1H inches and weights 7.3 lbs. and is packaged in kraft box, upc. The many subtle details of this classic 1920s French lamp easily impress. Yet in construction nothing is done easily. Every facet is well executed and perfect. An intriguing, solid counterweight balances the compact, bell-like shade. A mix of Bauhaus and French Deco! Easily invokes the spirit of Baudelaire and Proust...
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