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This beautiful, brass anchor light is an exquisite artifact from the Age of the American Clipper Ship. Anywhere from 125 to 150 years old, it stands 16 inches tall, with a base of about 7.25 inches; at the guard-wire, it's about 10 inches across.

We believe old shiplights, from the modest to the glorious, have stories to tell, of the ships they sailed, the sailors who depended on them, and the people who made them.

This beautiful, brass anchor light is an exquisite artifact from the Age of the American Clipper Ship. Anywhere from 125 to 150 years old, it stands 16 inches tall, with a base of about 7.25 inches; at the guard-wire, it's about 10 inches across.

When I found this light, it was in complete disrepair, the lens in pieces. I cleaned and polished the brass, and replaced the glass with the correct, salvaged, Fresnel lens.

The oil font appears to be a 120-year-old replacement from the days when the light was serving a ship. It is marked "S. Blickman, Catharine St., NY." (The company moved to New Jersey in 1923) It had developed a few small leaks which I fixed. I also replaced the damaged burner with an unused old burner and put in a fresh wick.

The light still shows its age with a few little marks, chips and other imperfections. But it works as well as when it was first used to mark its ship's anchorage. Look closely at our photos. You won't see many like this one.

 
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