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1940s Rotherham's British Brass, Bronze and Aluminium Naval Searchlight

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An extremely sought after naval searchlight dated circa 1940 and made by Rotherham's of Coventry, England. Professionally restored by Loomight in the UK ready for modern use. Voltage - 110v or 220v compatible, we will send the correct bulb for your country’s voltage. The base and yolk of the searchlight are cast aluminium, the light is machine made brass, with the glass frame and pivot mounts from cast bronze. The original lamp holder has been expertly polished and restored and new electrical high temperature cable and wiring has been fitted. The lamp is a new 2000w theatre lamp and is as close to the original as possible. The optical reflector is in outstanding condition and free of corrosion from its life at sea, it creates a very tight focused beam which can be fine-tuned using the worm gear which travels the bulb closer to, or further away from the lens to achieve a spot or flood beam angle. The cast bronze pivot mounts are beautifully engineered as is the mechanical element for its tilting attribute. They give the head of the light strength whilst allowing the light to be unbolted and detached from the aluminium stand. The steel bar that is fitted to the mounts also connects to a stem underneath the light which runs down the centre of the stanchion post. Originally this bar connected to automation below deck and allowed the operator to control the tilt action remotely. The lamp has also been fitted with a cast brass HNA plug and switch. The switch is a reclaimed nautical object which was made by Eldis of Gdansk, Poland. All cables have been sleeved with a chrome-plated copper braid. The light made by Rotherham's has several signed parts mainly on the grease feeder pots which are mounted on or around the pivot points and keeps pivots precisely lubricated and operational. Rotherham's & Sons Ltd, of Coventry founded circa 1750 are specialists in the manufacture of parts in non-ferrous materials to close limits of accuracy that supply highly accurate parts for the Air Ministry and other Government Departments including the War Office and were known to supply to the industries below. - Aviation (aircraft, balloons, etc.) - Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment). - Engines and motors: Steam, oil, gas, etc. - Pumping machinery and air compressors. - Measuring, calculating and testing devices. - Scientific and optical instruments. During World War 2 Rotherham's were involved in the development and manufacture of technologies to assist the war effort and produced many items for military and maritime use.   

Details

  • Creator
    Rotherham and Sons (Manufacturer)
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  • Place of Origin
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 70.87 in. x W 35.44 in. x D 25.6 in.H 180 cm x W 90 cm x D 65 cm
  • Seller Location
    Leicester, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU2237316063122
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Located in Leicester, GB
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