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Rare anchor lantern manufactured by The Nautical Lamps Co., Mfrs. of Nautic Brand Products, Plainville, Conn. as embossed on the oval copper label. Classic style 9 inch anchor lantern made of galvanized metal with brass chimney cap. The lantern body is painted silver. The glass Fresnel lens is complete, but has a single crack on the backside of the lens (see image below). Retains the old removable snap-in burner. The chimney cap also has a small split in the top. Nice old seafaring boat lantern!
Our research turned up a few articles in copies of 1930's era Motor Boating Magazine. According to these articles, The Nautical Lamp Company was organized in Plainville, Connecticut in early 1932, producing a wide range of marine and navigational lamps, lanterns, searchlights and other similar products. The company was purchased by Wilcox, Crittenden & Company, Inc. of Middleton, Conn. in the later part of 1936, so the company was only in production for four years.
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!