You now these are actually ships port (red) and starboard (blue) lights. The 4 rings on each are referred to as lashing or tie down rings used to secure the lights during rough seas. If the starboard (blue) fresnel lens wasn’t busted the set would be worth… Brass Blue Glass lantern, vintage with a beautiful original petina. If you have ever searched the beaches for sea glass you know that Blue Sea glass is one of the rarest, Blue glass was most likely from this type of product. Blue safety glasses is used in the train industry for signaling. Older glass is very rare because it is fragile the blue glass in this piece is broken although the pieces are present minus a tiny piece, the piece still illuminates blue. This color is the one that should be in your collection. BLUE SIGNAL LAMP This wonderful example of USA ships port /train history is being made available today. This one is the only one of its kind that I have found in blue. It is heavy brass with thick original “Blue” Glass, an electric light was added for illumination about 35 years ago. Good luck and enjoy this item. The item “RARE Blue Singnal Glass Brass Train Lantern Light Vintage Petina Marine” is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Lamps & Lighting”. The seller is “madori72″ and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Brass
- Time Period, War: WWI
- Country/Region of Origin: United States
- Type: Hanging Cargo Light