Vintage Brass Ships Cabin Hanging Onion Oil Light. Stamped "Made in Britain" Complete with Original Oil Burner. 12" tall including the extended handle (30 cm) and the diameter measured around the cage is about 7" (8 cm). Generally referred to as 'onion lamps' for the very obvious similarity with the shape of the vegetable, these were used for a variety of functions on board ship. Those with clear glass were used below decks for cabin lighting or above deck as anchor lamps. The wire cage surrounding the globes provided a useful function of protecting the glass from damage by sails of flapping cordage. Great original piece. No major damage, glass intact a few dints and marks commensurate with age.
This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor.
Check out my eBay Store!
Thanks for shopping. Please look at my other Catagories, including vintage Nautical Items, as well as other Collectibles…. And all with satisfaction guaranteed.
If you wish to purchase more than 1 item from our listings please get in touch before buying. We should be able to save on shipping charges.
Items we sell are antique, vintage, and collectable! Please have reasonable expectations! Most are older, used and may not be perfect (although some are!) ~ we try to describe things well and to make sure that the photographs are good. In spite of our best intentions, we may miss something. Please ask if you are unsure before you buy! ~~ some cleaning and any repairs (which we will try to state if necessary) are left to the buyer! We recommend when purchasing vintage and secondhand electrical items that you should get them inspected by a qualified electrician before use.
Please note I do my best to describe the item's, any question's do message me.
Please note, Quoted postage does not include the Highlands, Islands and Ireland. For these areas please email before purchasing so we can find the most economic postal service to your area. Thank you.