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Hard to find early 20th century galvanized metal stern light manufactured by C.M. JACOBSEN & CO. BOAT SUPPLIES, DETROIT MICH., U.S.A. as indicated on the oval brass manufacturers label located on the front of the lantern. This wonderful old light survives retaining it's original clear glass 180 degree lens and an old black-painted surface. Original snap-in tin and brass burner with glass globe and an 1885 patent date on the adjustment handle. Measures 5 inches wide across the back and stands 11 inches tall exclusive of the ring handle. A highly sought after and still functioning old boat light from the Great Lakes region.
Motorboat Magazine published an article about the Detroit Motorboat Show that was held in March of 1908. The magazine article stated: "C.M. Jacobsen of Detroit had a large display of boat furnishings- lamps, bells, cannons, whistles, horns, compasses, clocks and the like. The exhibit included the Davis Light tender, 8 X 4 foot boat built by the Detroit Launch and Power Co. This exhibit also included Ferro motors, seven in number ranging from 1 1/2 to 25 hp. The space was made attractive by pennants and flags which manufactured by Mr. Jacobsen. The steering wheel and the cushions in the Detroit Launch & Power Co.'s boat were manufactured by C.M. Jacobsen."
We found a number of advertisements in 1908 from the C.M. Jacobsen & Co. including American Sportsmen, The Rudder, and Power Boating Magazines.
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!