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The light is 14 inches (36 cm) tall and is fully functional. I have given it a light cleaning.

This style of anchor light, with its full cage, was largely obsolete by the early years of the 20th century. They were designed for schooners and sailing vessels, and had the guard wires over the chimney to prevent sooting and the threat of burning sails and rigging.

In 1903, Frederick Persky, a Russian immigrant, started his own company in Brooklyn, NY. He was making lights and sheet metal items for marine use. He succeeded to the point that, in 1913, he became president of the National Marine Lamp Company. He then went out on his own once again, just in time for America's entry into The Great War, in 1917.

Marine lamps were needed for service, but were in short supply. Companies like Persky's (now Perkins Marine Lamp Co.) bought old stock and patterns, and for a very brief period, sold these old styles.

Here is one of them. Though in the pattern of the mid-to-late 19th century, this was actually made about 1917. It even has the Perkins brass label soldered to the bottom of the font.

The light is 14 inches (36 cm) tall and is fully functional. I have given it a light cleaning.

 
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