Vintage Reproduction Ships Hanging gyroscopic whale-oil lamp constructed of iron ribs with a triple gimbal to steady the burning flame in the heaviest seas or winds. These lamps were made for safety against fire but gave a lot of light hanging aloft and were the main source of lighting on those sailing ships. The iron ribbed hinged cage kept the sail cloth from getting near the flame. The ribs were riveted top and bottom. The cage surrounds a triple gimbal balancing mechanism of spheres and pivots, so no matter what angle the ball was tipped, the oil would not spill out of the suspended reservoir in the center during high winds or waves of the seas. All the pivots move easily. The oil reservoir has two twin wicks but I don’t have the wicks for this lamp. The cage is hinged for filling the oil well and lighting the lamp. It has a simple one pin closure. No major damage, a few dints and marks commensurate with age. Please see all photos as these form part of the description. Collection Welcome This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor. Please look at my other listings, including vintage Nautical Items, as well as other collectibles…. And all with satisfaction guaranteed. Items we sell are antique, vintage, and collectable! Please have reasonable expectations! Most are older, used and may not be perfect although some are! We try to describe things well and to make sure that the photographs are good. In spite of our best intentions, we may miss something. We recommend when purchasing vintage and secondhand electrical items that you should get them inspected by a qualified electrician before use. As unique items are very hard to price the majority of our items carry a &#####x2018;make a best offer&#####x2019; option. Please feel free to use it, at worst we will say no, at best you get something at a price your really happy with. Be warned we will haggle! See our other items. The item “Vintage Ships Hanging Gyroscopic Whale-oil Lamp Light Maritime Marine Nautical” is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Marine/Maritime”. The seller is “nautical-bygones” and is located in Ashton- Under-Lyne. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Primary Material: Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Object Type: Lamp