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Copper and Brass Marine Buoy Light

$10,109.60

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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.

Details

  • 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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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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