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The Morse Code Signal Lamp

This is the Morse code signal lamp that recalls the optical signaling lights invented by the British Royal Navy in 1897 for discreet intra-fleet communication. Sailors opened and closed shutters on the lamp to project pulses of light in Morse code, enabling instant, silent transmission of maritime intelligence. Faithful to the original, the 13 1/2"-diameter Morse code signal lamp has seven louvers in front of the bulb that open and close to emit a solid beam or filtered light for customizable illumination in a home. The aluminum lamp head is mounted on a solid aluminum cast bracket and has two brass knobs that tilt the lamp up to 45º--a feature that ships used to project light pulses onto clouds for communicating with vessels beyond the horizon. A brass handle controls the louvers, the lamp head swivels 360º, and the polished aluminum tripod is supported by three solid brass feet. Originally powered by a carbon arc lamp, this updated version requires one light bulb up to 100-watts. Plugs into AC. Light: 13 1/2" Diam x 15" D x 16" H. Entire Lamp: 76 3/4" H x 39 1/2" Diam. (25 3/4 lbs.)


Available for shipment within Contiguous US and Canada.  Excludes APO/FPO and PO Boxes.  No Expedited shipping available – ships via standard shipping.

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The Morse Code Signal Lamp comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Items that we sell are guaranteed for their normal life under standard non-commercial use.

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Item 11873

Additional Shipping Charges Apply

Shipping charges noted in parentheses apply in addition to our standard shipping & service charges on this item.

Item Ships via Truck

Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery. We're sorry, but gift wrap and gift cards are not available.

Canada Duty Free

This product is Duty Free to Canada

GST still applies and will be charged upon processing.

Price $1,300
Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Not available for shipment to P.O. boxes, APO address or outside the contiguous US.

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