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Early 20th century TRIPLEX stern navigation light with galvanized metal housing and triplex style clear glass Fresnel lens. The oval brass manufacturers label states- "TRIPLEX TRADE MARK, LENSE PATD. DEC. 20 1910, OTHER PATS.PEND." The lens is also embossed "PATENTED" and "3375" on the inner side of the glass. Missing hinged bottom plate and there's some surface rust along the back bottom edge. Retains the removable snap-in B.B. & C. Co. burner. Still, a wonderful old Triplex manufactured lantern with a pewter patina and dark brass chimney cap. Measures 10 inches tall exclusive of the bail handle.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!