THE PRIMATIVE BUT WELL MADE GYROSCOPIC SYSTEM IS EXCELLENT. CENTRE IS A CAST IRON WHALE OIL CANDLE LAMP WITH 2 WICK HOLES. THIS TOGETHER WITH THE GIMBAL. ENSURES A FLAME IN ROUGH SEAS. EVEN WHEN HOISTED UP THE MAST THE CAGE KEPT THE FLAME FROM THE SALES TO AVOID FIRE!
CONSTRUCTION IS MAINLY HAND FORGED IRON WITH RIVETS AND A CAST IRON. OIL RESERVOIR TO HOLD THE WHALE OIL & WICKS. MEASURES APPROX 21CM 8 1/2 DIAMETER.
WITH AN OLD NAIL AS PER PHOTOS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.SOME PRICES HAVE CHANGED BUT THERE ARE NOW SIZE RESTRICTIONS. WHICH HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED MAKING BULKY ITEMS FAR. MORE EXPENSIVE TO POST IN THE UK AND ABROAD.
The item "STUNNING ANTIQUE GIMBAL WHALERS SHIPS LANTERN GYROSCOPIC WHALE OIL LAMP c1830" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Marine/Maritime". The seller is "tree-bay69" and is located in Loughborough.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Belize, Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Iceland, Jersey, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, South africa, Ukraine.