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Copper and Brass Marine Buoy Light



An early 20th century copper and bronze "Trinity House" AGA beacon light, with Frensel lens, circa 1925. Formerly acetylene fueled, now wired for electricity. Measures: Height 85 cm. Diameter 39 cm. AGA was started in 1904 near Stockholm, Sweden, by Gustaf Dalen, a 35-year-old engineer and ingenious inventor. Dalen's lights burned acetylene, with a bright light, was an excellent fuel for lighthouses, AGA's intermittent light regulator reduced fuel consumption by 90 percent. This meant lighthouses could be operated at a low cost and left unattended for long periods of time. In 1912, AGA won a contract to build a lighthouse system for the Panama Canal and Dalen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his inventions in lighthouse technology.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Diameter: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1925
  • Condition
    Refinished. Rewired: The buoy light has had the metalwork polished. The light has been re-wired for domestic electricity and now takes a screw bulb. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1190221240602

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