Vintage maritime handheld signal lamp/light by Manhattan Marine and Electric Co. Not sure how old the item is, but I would guess around the 40’s. Body of the signal light is cast aluminium and has a long electrical cord with a two plug screw adapter/connector. Comes with three interchangeable glass filters, (clear, blue and red) for use under different conditions. Handle features two triggers. One trigger functions as the switch for the light. The other trigger tilts the inside light bezel which allows for rapid visual signal transmission of light bursts, (Think of old war movies, with ships communicating to one another using a light with a shutter, same thing here). Unfortunately the item does not a have a bulb, nor do I know what type it would use. All there is inside the lamp bezel is a brass threaded electrical coupler of some sort. Box is original and even made to fit the scope on the top of the lamp with notches on the inside of the box. Box also has small partitions to store the different light filters. It looks like the handle was replaced at some point as were the hinges on the back. Overall the box measures 14″x 9″x 10 tall. I did some research on the item and could not find another like it. The company it’s made by, Manhattan Marine and Electric Co. Apparently made high-end electrical components for all types of boats, and these days their components are all very hard to come by. Many of my packages must also be custom created for the various odd dimensional profiles of the items I sell. Smells & Grime: They come free!! Most items come from a smoker environment, but it is more likely the packing material will smell of smoke than the item. Get rid of the packing and you should be fine. If smell is a deal breaker for you keep in mind many of my items come from attics, garages, barns, basements and everywhere else, so you may need some Febreze. With the fore mentioned in mind, my items may have: dirt, grease, oil, rust, dander or other forms of filth on them. I do my best to clean things up, but some things are inherently unkempt. So if you are the same person reaching for the Febreze, you may want to grab your scrubby brush too. My inventory is constantly changing so check my other auctions for more cool stuff! The item “Super Rare! Vintage handheld marine signal light. Manhattan Marine, Electric Co” is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Lamps & Lighting”. The seller is “vividmotion” and is located in Rosemount, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Aluminum
- Maker: Manhattan Marine and Electric Co.
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Signal Light