Aga Lightship or Marker Buoy Light on Stand For Sale
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Aga Lightship or Marker Buoy Light on Stand

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A large channel marker or lightship light, made by AGA, (American Gas Accumulator Co.) on pedestal stand with a replaced perspex Fresnel drum lens. Frame marked AGA, cast in a number of places. There similar lights in museums, such as the National Lighthouse Museum Staten Island, NY. 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. In 1911, AGA founded American Gas Accumulator Co. in New Jersey and in subsequent years many lighthouses were installed around the Great Lakes. Measures: 6 feet tall.   

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The Fresnel lens is a perspex bespoke replacement. Re-wired for mains electricity.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 72 in. x Dm 27 in.H 182.88 cm x Dm 68.58 cm
  • Diameter
    27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    f1190218111412697561fs
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