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    All my lights & tripods (unless stated)  are ORIGINAL  

   Industrial / MOD / Fire service  & Marine used items  

   many have real history of age & use in their condition this cannot be replicated. 

    Some lights are re crafted & converted vintage items 

   others are custom up cycled and modified  for domestic use with updated fittings   

   Edison screw E27 fittings Can be 230 or 12 Volt  

   GY 6 double pin Halogen can be 230 , 24, or 12 Volt 

GES ( giant Edison screw ) to ES ( E27 ) Converters available with my lights.

   Spigot lock handles can be replaced with Stainless Steel Allen bolts for security 

   Some lights can be  sold without tripods 

  Below  Outstanding Vintage lights with real patina on rare tripods 

 027 Above two right  Francis M17 Marine searchlight 15 inch. Toughened front lens. External natural "Verdi Gris" patina brass unpolished could not be replicated showing many years at sea ,inc original base mount.  Glass lead backed parabolic mirror some salt discolouration adds to the history, I can change for flat display, Working order with Internals re built now fitted with a black earthed cable and in line switch ,75 watt touchable halogen  BC 230 volt bulb, real piece of marine art mounted on a rare original WW1 studio film era tripod. All Vintage tripods can be transformed with a coat of Briwax it is a shame to lose the originality by a major restoration. Basic caster wheeled Dolly is for display but could be included  Great feature light   £1675  I can include a dimmer socket.

 019 Above two left   London electric company,11 inch Marine light 1964 natural patina all brass inc base mount. Bevel edged glass flat mirror for ornamental, standard light use. ( I have the original discoloured mirror ) Working order BC 60 watt bulb 230 volts, restored internals. Now with a new black earthed cable and  in line switch. Mounted on a nice rare original pre WW. Vinton of London studio tripod with anti splay chains and rubber feet. Standing 7ft in picture, will raise another 10 inch approx. I have left the light  in "as found" Verdi Gris external condition showing it's history could not be replicated. I can include a dimmer socket & the Konig Dolly.  £1575  

   Below   Pair Ex Military model FV60653 alloy reflectors,13 inch including original Cradles. Ex Chieftain Tank lights ideal for tripod or base wood block for " up lighting mounting", I have beech blocks plus a matched pair of military tripods available by separate negotiation if required.   £320 each 

   060  Below    Francis FB 1951, 9 inch  Searchlight.   

Halogen 230 volt bulb plus new earthed cable & gland  

   Nice chrome some signs of use,  mounted on a rare antique " Miller "of Sydney Australian two tone  

      wooden  tripod.    Including "Konig" soft wheel dolly.   original spike feet with rubber ferrules  £1200   


    095 Below    Francis FR 11inch stamped by Francis "Special"  

Modern LED Cool bright white light bright but with no heat 

  (see pic left) D12 fitting 230 Volt matched pair. Antique brass finish. Brass barrel & cast brass base mounts. 

  Stainless steel cradles. Allan cap head locking bolt. Two available. 

     £750 Each will split  Could be converted to desk / table or "UP" lighters on wood blocks 


  129 Below  Francis SB 11 inch Ex Fire Service with original patina & character . 

  Great for historic vehicle or boat 


  SB model dated 1955  original data plate. Internals have been stripped  

    and re wired. Left light on fitted with ES 12 volt bulb earthed cable .

picture far right with 230 volt Crown top silver bulb. No serious dents.

  Working focus carriage adjuster.    Base mount or tripod available extra  

    The historic external patina showing a working life cannot be easily replicated  £ 395 

  086 Below   Ex Military M17 Airfield fire appliance searchlight.  

  Mounted on a super rare antique early cinema photography wooden tripod  

with working multi function mechanical tilt & rotate.

BIG M17 Heavy Francis 15 inch all brass but painted, original perfect parabolic mirror, 

     GY6 Halogen bulb fitting can be 12/ 24/ 240 volt. Working carriage adjustable focus.

at the moment new 240 Volt halogen, with 240 volt toggle switch. Heavy duty earthed cable.

   ( legs set at lowest position in picture ) Both un restored apart from lens rim .

Excellent barrel no dents. Originally Marine grey, over painted in red then black.

 if you want a easy custom project or great as is.    £1850    * I could include dolly with this light * 

 151 Below   Francis SB 11inch 1953 very nice chrome on brass exceptional. 

    Fitted  Edison screw  E27 LED Corn bulb .working rear focus adjuster. Original toggle switch.  

   can be any ES bulb 12 Volt Pearl also available or 240 volt Crown top silver, new cable & gland with earth . 

   including base mount. Rare Glass lead backed mirror. with or without wood base.   £875  


  192 Below three right   Francis. Fantastic Vintage M17 Searchlight   

    1955. direct Fire service nice original condition .light only weight 22 Kgs 

 12 inch lens. Fitted new 230 volt GES 300 watt tube bulb. Original heavy duty cable.  

   GES to ES converter can be included for a wider range of bulbs. 

   Original glass parabolic mirror I can change for domestic use display flat. 

  Below Left  Without light Vintage Professional National tripod all alloy approx 4ft 9 inch x 3 ft wide.  

Handle height adjuster, dedicated dolly fitted leg locks very stable. Light & tripod  £2350   


   Above middle left   Tripod full down with light on.   Above middle right   Tripod full up with light off.

  082 Below four   Francis 13 inch Armoured glass front lens & original alloy parabolic mirror   

All brass mounted on a superb and very rare vintage oak tripod with brass fittings, mechanical multifunctional tilt & rotate. Light has re built  internals re wired and fitted domestic E27 230 volt ES crown top silver bulb with in line switch & dimmer socket  £1850 


   Dolly just for easy movement & display not included unless required  

  018 Below two left   Francis searchlight 11inch satin black over brass  

    Perfect glass parabolic mirror, toughened  

   front lens glass, complete with a vintage matching wood and alloy tripod ,unusual leg anti splay system with  

   rubber feet , Mounted on a vintage Belora heavy duty soft wheel dolly . 

   Bulb 230 volt Halogen or 12 / 24 Volt   £1550  Including Belora dolly         


        118 Above two Right   Francis FB 11inch Searchlight.  

 ES 230 Volt bulb & flat mirror for domestic or display use, Crabtree switch. 

   mild signs of  service. Mounted on a vintage French "Gitso" alloy tripod. Fitted wall tether with  

   karabiners and stainless steel chain. Available with different bulbs   £850  

   Dolly just for easy movement & display not included  


  035 Above  Francis Searchlight 380mm (15 inch ) with glass parabolic mirror. satin black over brass, 

    1000 watt tube bulb with GES fitting, I have ES adapters for lower watt domestic bulbs 

    Including LED & Pearl 12 Volt plus 230 Volt. Fantastic bright working or feature light.    

   Mounted on a vintage industrial black & chrome  tripod. Will sell without tripod.   

   Ideal shop display, Garden / hotel. As a Facade or up lighter   

   Could be mounted on Beech block with castors  

    Can be converted to Ceiling / Hanging on ring bolt but bare in mind weight.   £1250 

  Note:- Above dolly's just for display use not included  

  142  Below 2 pics left   Francis 9 inch SB  1964  chrome on brass 240 volt Edison E27 Crown top silver bulb.  

    Also E27 12 volt bulbs available to use as a tunnel light. Original alloy mirror. New cable with earth . 

   Nice alloy and wood studio tripod. Spigot ring lock with Karabiner and stainless steel chain for wall tether  £875 

  Note:- Dolly's just for display & easy moving use not included  

  154 Below  right   Francis SB 9 inch 1965 Edison 240 volt E27 Crown top silver  bulb,12 Volt pearl available  

    Including original base mount, bolted to a oiled Beech square edge block with vinyl anti slip none marking bottom  

    Nice alloy mirror. New cable and ceramic bulb holder, working rear focus adjuster  

    Chrome showing brass in places making a  nice patina  

     Table / desk or UP lighter with dimmer switch    £675    Can be sold without display block  

  140 Below   Matching set of Francis SB13 inch Ex MOD Searchlights. 

    All fitted Edison E27 230 crown top silver bulbs ES fitting with Adjustable focus, 

    Hard wood and brass tripods direct from the Military original as cast condition  

  All have Beech & alloy spigot adapters with karabiners for wall tethering.   Could sell lights only 

   Original alloy reflectors. I will sell as a set or individually.   £1600 each, Offers for the set  

  Note:- Above dolly's for display use not included Please ask if required 

 124 Below 4 pics     Ex Military 17 inch flood /spot light, adjustable focus. 

   I will include a GES to ES E27 converter to fit lower Watt range of bulbs. 

    Galvanised barrel with brass fittings. Could be painted to suite new use. 

 Perfect alloy reflector. Light is "New Old Stock" condition.

    Mounted on a Sokkia wood & alloy tripod (included) standing at 6 ft in picture. 

*  Two Pictures right ring bolt, "D" link , 6'.6 inch chain and Karabiner with a coach bolt 

for high beam fitting, instead of tripod.

   Easy conversion to facade / desk / floor up lighter with block.   £685  

    Dolly just for easy movement / display not included  


 081 Below   Francis 13 inch  SB chrome on brass searchlight, 

   fitted  240 volt E27 crown top silver bulb  New cable with earth. Other bulbs available. rear focus adjuster.

    Mounted on  very strong & rare French "Gitzo" polished Alloy tripod    fully  extended 12 ft !   

   triple stage legs, rubber feet with anti splay that can also be set as low as 2ft.6 inch.  

     Wall tether stainless steel chain and Karabiners fitted  

    Spectacular combination.  £1750  including a dimmer socket for 240 volt  


  Note:- Above soft wheel dolly for display but can be included  


   003 Above 2   Francis brass FB 11 inch searchlight.1950 cast brass data plate.  

    Glass Parabolic mirror ( I can change for bevel edged flat )  Mounted on a  

   Vintage "Leopold &  Voepel" of Portland Oregon cherry wood and brass tripod , 

     Standing at 6ft 6inch, Both in Superb condition. Fitted 240 volt E27 100 watt ES bulb & dimmer socket  

   Still has the original spike end reversible  legs with rubber ferrules. Fantastic, office or     

  domestic display feature light  £1575   I will include the modern "Glide gear" dolly for easy movement 

 093 Below 2 left    Francis Grey Marine 11inch perfect parabolic mirror. I have two.  

   Original gun metal grey paint over brass, including Military tripod. Fitted Halogen bulb 12 / 24/ 230 volt. 

 NOS Cancelled order in store since 1967.  £1250 each 


 171 Above right  Re crafted Antique 11 inch glass globe light mounted on a slender hard wood military vintage fixed field 

  tripod standing without dolly at 5' 6" .BC 230 volt with low energy, bulb in line switch   £395  

  188 Below right   Modern Globe light mounted on a alloy stand, 230 volt ceramic ES bulb fitting can be 12 volt. 

Globe and fittings originally made for rough service use, all plastic apart from base mount wood block .   £225  


  138 Above left & middle   Francis WW 2 Rare 1943  with Francis cast brass cast Data plate . 

     All brass Searchlight  

  11 Inch 230 volt, new Den Hann 65 Watt bulb including one spare, 

   original electrics new cable. Natural patina. Remanufactured brass tilt handle. 

   Ex Military wood and brass tripod  s/steel anti splay chains. Pheon broad arrow stamp. 

   Nice original lead backed Parabolic mirror dated 16.02.1943 (can be changed for display flat)   £1550 

 Above  Dolly just for easy movement / display not included  

  180 Below 2 pics    Matching heavy impressive mid 20th century chrome and glass table / desk lights  

   24 inch total height, 2.3/4 inch cast hollow square glass tube, stepped 5 inch chrome base,  

  new chrome switched BC bulb holder including shade ring & cable with plugs fitted .  

 Lights including Antique opaque glass shades giving a subtle reflection. I have   FIVE   pairs available. 


    190 Below   Francis SB 11 inch NOS Ex Military. I have two Dated 1957 / 1958. 

Original Bronze green over brass original 24 volt es bulb. 

 Can be 12 / 24 or 230 volt . Crabtree switch . Alloy mirror. With base mounts.

UNUSED just unpacked condition, heavy duty sheathed cable.   POA  Military Tripods or block mounts available .


  Above right  Antique finish Beech mounting blocks Francis mount. desk or "up" lighting vinyl backed .

  Above middle  MOD cloth cotton dust hoods one size fits all ,supplied with my lights if required.

 041 Below two left light grey   Francis Marine BIG 300mm 240volt 650 watt. 

Complete with new bulb Cabin operation marine searchlight. NOS some storage marks  

   Glass parabolic mirror, Original paint over brass, alloy and stainless steel fittings. 

   Could be polished or used as is.   £1450  

      Note :- Modified tripods for Cabin operated lights just for moving & display not included. 


   105 Above 3rd right   Francis FR 280 mm Cabin/cab operation.  

 New old stock, can be 12/24/230 volt Halogen or 12 volt LED. 

   Toughened glass lens with parabolic mirror, adjustable focus. Original paint over brass.   £975  

  156 Above Far right   Francis FB 11 inch Halogen bulb Original parabolic mirror & focus carriage  

   Mounted on a oiled Beech block with vinyl bottom desk or UP lighter , can be sold without.  £ 675 

 155 Below 2 left  Francis SB 11 inch 1969 brass searchlight.  Alloy Parabolic mirror.  

   Mounted on a really nice vintage Webb brass & hard wood tripod in superb condition  

    Fitted 240 volt ES Crown top silver bulb. Earthed cable with Crabtree barrel switch. 

   Fantastic house, office or display usable feature light can include dimmer switch.  £1450 

   187 Below third right    Mid 20th century square tube glass table or desk light complete with a modern Acrylic 

crystal bead drum shade. H 24 inch New 3 pin plug, cable ,switch & golf ball bulb. can sell without shade .  £195     


  Note:- Above left caster dolly's just for easy moving & display use 

  186 Above far right  Smart slender Mid 20th century tube glass table or desk light complete with a vintage glass prismatic   

 Holophane shade. New 3 pin plug, gallery, cable ,switch & golf ball bulb. 

H 24 inch   £265 each   I have a matched pair

  152 Below  left   Francis SB 11 inch 1984 Alloy mirror Crown top silver E27 230 volt Bulb  

   Can be any Edison screw bulb, LED & 12 Volt. new cable with earth. Including base mount & Beech block  £750 

  064 Below middle & right  Francis 11 inch FB Frosted front lens (can be clear) Flat bevel edge mirror  

   Re purposed  with new domestic BC brass fittings and earthed cable with gland and switch. 

Including base mount, retains working adjustable  focus carriage. Beech block optional  

   can be any BC bulb LED, touchable halogen even Pygmy or as in picture 230 volt 100 watt pearl  £625 


   Above *12 inch x 12 inch x 1.1/2 inch Oiled or Briwax Solid Beech mounting blocks 

  with none marking vinyl bottom including Stainless steel coach bolts. available for my lights 

  UP lighting floor, table or desk light use, Heavy lights can have blocks with casters. 

  Note above blocks are in naked wood with straight edge, can be bevelled or "bull nose" 

   044 Six pics Below   Francis Marine  250 mm Royal Navy Warship signal / searchlight. 

   Dated 1988. Weight 33 kgs  without brass pedestal & Solid Beech block  base with none marking castors . 

    All  polished brass, now with a nice patina, fantastic condition. BC 230 volt low energy or standard pearl bulb 

   ( pictured back open with LED Corn bulb )  several types of bulbs available. including Opal dimmable 60watt globe bulb.  

 Original perfect glass parabolic mirror with all working shutters and mechanisms.  

spectacular feature lamp for Commercial display or domestic light.   £2975 


  * Below Re crafted & Up cycled "One Off " lights * 

 159 Below left   Re crafted Up cycled rare Original French Antique " Calendar " B1 Bakelite and brass light. 

14 inch height with earthed In line switch ,

   Fitted domestic brass BC socket. Including vintage attached bird mascot  

   Antique style squirrel cage filament bulb, mounted on a solid Beech oiled block with vinyl base   £150 

  167 Below middle    Re crafted Max Sievert of Stockholm Antique gas Blow torch up cycled into a desk / table light  

   with key hooks & "tidy " tray  Height 21 inch including bulb. Bc domestic lamp holder  

   Antique style squirrel cage filament bulb ,inline switch  with earth  

  mounted on a solid Beech oiled block with none marking vinyl base 8 inch x 7.3/4 inch x 1.3/4.  £120 

 168 Below right   BIBENDUM approx 16 inch Michelin man   

Cast synthetic model, signs of age. 

   Approx 26 inch total height including base & bulb, rare Chrome finish, ex display, 

same as on trucks but this is not a internal illuminate model 

   sitting on a ebonised & waxed mahogany block , none marking vinyl base 

   with a chrome pillar light  Squirrel cage  bulb. other bulbs available. Earthed cable with in line switch.  £350  


  173 Below Left    Matched pair of table / desk lights with restored vintage alloy shades,

 Or Available with Antique opaque glass shades giving a subtle reflection see pic middle.  Knuckle jointed  head  

    adjusters mounted on re cycled solid bevel edged oak base's. fitted mesh "tidy" trays, Base 4 "x 8"x 2.5" 15.5 " tall  

   shown one with red pygmy bulb and one clear BC 230 volt. choice of either  

    none marking vinyl backed. In line switches.   in use but available 

  165 Below far right   Giant alloy ES Bulb table/desk on a ebonised wood Vinyl backed none marking base. 

   in line switch. earthed cable. One off. Fitted ES bulb. Originally a high ceiling counter balance adjustable drop light

  21" total height in use   £150  


  172 Below left   Antique 11 inch glass globe shade  mounted on a rare vintage professional  Arri "mini"  

   hard wood & alloy tripod shown fully extended  2' 9" Rubber feet, table / desk . 

   230 volt BC lamp holder with low energy bulb  in line switch. "One off " 

    Globe Just removed from a "same family" home for last 100 years .

Originally a stair well  ceiling light globe   £385  

 Below right  Available For my lights. Solid Iroko hardwood base mounts, 

Vinyl backed for table / desk / or "up" lighting . Francis chrome mount just for display.


  Below Left and right   both have Canal boat anti theft  modifications 


  136 Above right    Francis SB 11inch Ex canal boat *Note anti theft wing nut under base mount  

   New ceramic Edison screw  bulb holder  & cable with earth  including base mount   

   12 Volt E27 Pearl bulb    can include 230 volt Crown top silver for use in the home out of season. 

Alloy reflector. nice chrome , including base mount   £565  

  153 Above left   Francis SB 11 inch 1959 chrome on brass ( getting a bit thin will polish up ) 

Could be painted to match boat or vehicle.  Original nice alloy mirror  

   New Ceramic Edison screw fitting with   E27 12 volt Pearl bulb  Crabtree switch.  New cable with earth  

   Can be any E27 screw bulb, 230 volt Crown top silver or LED.  Built as a tunnel light has a concealed  

   centre spigot anti theft bolt . Including base mount   £525  

   Above left & middle Plain Beech blocks just for display but can be waxed and finished if required. 


   098 Above   Francis FB 11 inch halogen fitting 230 volt as arrived. 

  parabolic mirror. Last used in a Stage drama production  

   They would benefit from some minor restoration.   £850 PAIR may split   Base mounts extra  


   080 Above   Francis Searchlights Ex Fire service. 2 X 11 inch & 2 X 9 inch  

   all original perfect parabolic mirrors, toughened glass lens ,matching base's  

 Brass red lens rims could be painted to match situation, Vehicle, boat or 

 stripped back to brass. Halogen 2 pin fitting .12/24/230 volt  Some signs of service. 3 core cable 

  with earth for all voltage. Can be sold as as set of four  £1800    could separate 



 122 Above 8  1957 Francis Marine M19 15 inch lens   Cabin operation   

Complete functioning mechanism with  

    internal cabin handle, brass, bronze . Original nice patina. Big heavy light  

   240 Volt 300 watt GES. ES reducer available. Cracked parabolic mirror but still serviceable , 

I may have a new mirror available.

   Flat bevel edge available for domestic or display.  £1850  

   * Note Above & below right 132 Modified Tripod and dolly just for display not included  


  034 Above left 2   Very rare all alloy satin finish 11 inch searchlight    

Looks like a Francis. Believed to have been  

   a prototype by a rival company. Cradle, mount and mirror all alloy  

    230 volt Halogen bulb (could be 12 or 24 volt) or LED 12 volt  

    Mounted on a rare "Kern Aarau" matching satin all alloy extending tripod including alloy dolly  

     Machined spike covers with rubber ferrules. Very smart and rare.   £925  

  132 Above right   Rare 1946 Francis  Cabin operation 9" ( ongoing restoration ). 

    Twin cast brass data plates Francis manufactures & "Simpson and Lawrence  retailers " 

    Arrived as a box of parts  with bits missing. now 12 volt GY6 LED.  Perfect original mirror 

    Mounted on a ex Military hard wood & brass tripod just for display. Sell without tripod for  £ 425. 

   174 Below 2 right   Francis "Special " 11 inch   Modern LED Cool bright white light bright but with no heat 

   D12 Fitting 230 volt. Antique brass finish. Brass barrel & cast brass base mount. 

   Stainless steel cradle & Allan cap head locking bolt.  

   Mounted on a very rare  Pre WW 1 Newman hand crank movie tripod . Standing at 6 ' 8 " with a another 3' 6" available  

   I would sell light without tripod   £1950 including antique tripod  

    Light could be a "UP " Lighter on a single or double beech block mounting . 

   I have available the very complicated mechanical movie camera head mechanism 

   025 Above 2 Left   Francis Chrome on brass 1960. M17 Big heavy light 15 inch front lens. 

Bevel edge flat glass mirror for ornamental or standard light use.

 New earthed cable with 230 volt. 65 watt De Haan bulb Ex Fire service. 

  ( Can be converted to other types of bulbs )  including a dimmer socket.  

   Original chrome external condition with a nice silver patina, signs of active service 

   Mounted on a very rare &  heavy WW1 film era tripod approx 10ft fully extended ! about 7ft in picture. 

  Light could be a "UP" lighter on a beech block with casters  

 £1750   I would sell light without tripod. 

 038 Below   Veteran / Vintage CAV Antique Brass searchlights  

12", parabolic glass mirrors, Adjustable focus carriage. 

   230 volt BC modern  70 Watt halogen bulb with dimmer sockets. As used on early fire appliance's. 

   pic right with dimmer on   Looking for cradles / supports brass or steel    £685  Pair 




   Two stamped AM Ex Air Ministry, formed 1918   After WW1  

   Believed manufactured by Arthur Lyon & Company London 

       12 inch across lens 14inch depth max. Remnants of original Air Force blue paint. 

    They were originally carbon Ark lights converted to bulbs  many years ago. 

   All updated with BC low energy bulbs 230 volt.  Glass bevel edged flat mirrors  

   Mounted on Ex Military tripods in original "cast" condition just for display. 

     Will sell as a set or single    Display, Diorama or domestic use. 



    *Note, lights for sale without tripods as in pictures below.  


   NOTE Dolly's & tripods just for easy movement / display not included   

  Below 3 right   Beech blocks for "Up" lighting or table / desk use.  

    with stainless steel mounts available extra   



              068 Above  EX Military Field encampment Floodlights ( I have 2 left ) Segmented "petal" glass mirror reflectors simple and inexpensive to replace. Removable front lens protectors. Re wired Can be 12 /110 or 230 volt. At the moment new 300 watt bulb GES fitting. I can  include GES to ES E27 converters to fit  normal domestic bulbs. (Beech blocks for floor "UP" lighters with base mounts see above at extra cost )  Ideal Diorama or art work display .Could also be hung as ceiling down lights, I have ring bolts or Karabiners for hanging / Pendant, shown with cradle spigots. Original 5 ft long rope adjusters with wood toggles ideal for hanging ceiling adjustment. Roached areas are lacquered could be over sprayed colour of choice.   

   Original lightly roached patina ! £595 each Tripods available extra  

   141 Below   Francis FB 11 inch chrome on brass. BC 230 volt 100 watt pearl bulb. Frosted lens. 

    Flat mirror new earthed cable and gland , Retains working focus carriage  

    Mounted on Ex Military brass and hard wood tripod as cast condition. Beech & alloy spigot mounting 

    Spigot ring lock with carabineer and stainless steel chain for wall tether.   £975  

   Dolly just for easy movement / display not included  

  160 Below right   Francis SB 9 inch Halogen pin GY6  12 / 24 / 230 Volt  

    bolted to a oiled Beech square edge block with vinyl anti slip none marking bottom  

    Nice alloy mirror. Crabtree switch.  Working adjustable focus. Up lighting  

    Chrome showing brass in places making a  nice patina.  £585   

Can be sold without wood block  


  147 Above   Francis SB 11 inch  148 Above middle   Francis FB 11 inch  

    pictures show basic visual difference, same for 9 inch  


  162 Above far Right    Francis Marine M15 9 inch cabin operation. 2 core cable Halogen GY6 12 / 24 Volt.  

   Original brass & alloy, working focus carriage. Parabolic mirror  

   Complete with cabin internal handle mechanism  £875 

 066 Above left & middle   Francis Marine 11 inch Brass searchlight Edison screw E27 230 volt 60 watt bulb. 

Ceramic bulb holder. Etched front lens flat mirror. Very nice slender antique mahogany & brass tripod

  Original spike feet with rubber ferrules. Max height 7ft set at 6ft in picture  £850   

    I have ten Francis 9 inch & 11 inch lights to choose from.  


 191 Above    Francis FB 9 inch searchlight chrome on brass 12 / 24/ 230 volt GY 6 Halogen bulb. 

 New cable with earth. Working focus adjuster. Sighns of active service.

    Original glass parabolic mirror, mounted on a alloy brass & oak vintage ex military 

 tripod stamped A&M with the crown. Approx max height 7ft. Spike feet with rubber ferrules  £685 

  164 Above far right   Francis 7 inch "50 years service presentation light" all brass on wood block with detail plaque  

   230 volt domestic fittings. Desk / table light. Unique  £420 

 119 Above 3 right   Francis Brass (painted) 7 inch marine 12 volt GY6 Halogen  

  and now with a re manufactured base  £350 

 114 Above left   Francis FB 9 inch Halogen two pin GY6 12 / 24 / 230 volt . No switch, Rear handle. 

   Original perfect glass parabolic mirror. Boat or classic vehicle. 

 117 Above 2 middle   Francis FB 9 inch rear handle no switch  12 volt  Halogen GY6 24 & 230 volt available 

   chrome "pimples" Vehicle /  Boat light.  

   Above 2 left base mounts blocks available 


  050  Above  left   Francis FB  11 inch all chrome on brass very smart, original glass parabolic mirror, 

   can be 12 ,24,or 230 volt GY 6 halogen bulb, 12 volt LED. Some minor signs of service. 

    Fitted vinyl tinted mirrored front lens (can be clear or etched). including chrome base mount  £675 

 020 Above middle   Francis Marine FR 230 D "Special" grey paint over brass  9 inch 

    NOS searchlight  flat glass mirror built by Francis to be used as a desk / interior light. 

   standard 230 volt BC bulb  Beech block available  

    Can be converted to Ceiling / Hanging light with ring bolt  

   Original heavy cast brass base mount  £475.   Less without base mount. 

  096 Above right    Francis Marine 280mm  11inch  FR. "Special" 150 Watt Metal Halide, 230 Volt  

   Paint over brass could be stripped .Original heavy cast base mount. Parabolic mirror  

  £625  Less without base mount.  Can be converted to Ceiling/ Hanging light or facade up lighter 


 083 Above left & right.   Francis FL3 17 inch flood / Searchlight up lighter GES fitting can be 300/500/1000 watt  

   110 or 230 volt. GES to ES Conversion included for larger range of bulbs including LED or 12 volt. 

   Simple slide beam adjuster. Ex Fire service.  

  Alloy cradle & Steel barrel with brass fittings. spun alloy reflector. Original cable. 

   Fitted 50mm braked none marking soft rubber castors. Ideal for art work display or diorama UP lighter. 

   price will depend on any mods or restoration. Original silver paint.  £POA 

  074  Below left x 2   Two Military  FV 60653  9 inch halogen  Search / floodlights alloy reflectors, original  

    Cradles, Chieftain Tank lights mounted on EX MOD tripods for display   Just lights   Original electrics   £320 pair 

   031 Below far right   Searchlight GREY Cabin operation with bottom handle. 9" Diameter,  

   could be  flat roof or vehicle light and boat mounted.  

    Total height 49". 28 volt sealed beam. NOS condition  £485  


 029 Above middle left  Francis searchlight "Lite 230" 9 inch, fixed focus fitted 12 volt 100watt ( 230 volt also) alloy 

   parabolic mirror, Stainless steel body. toughened glass. NOS condition   £350 just light pedestal extra 

   Can be converted  to Ceiling / Hanging with ring bolt  

 032 Above middle right   Francis "Lite 300" 11 inch Deck mounting, alloy mirror  

 230 volt 600 watt .Stainless steel body toughened glass lens. 

   Fixed focus inc new bulb. NOS.   £475 just light. 

     Can be converted to Ceiling /  Hanging or up lighter 


  157 Above middle    GEC 10 inch copper and brass flood light fitted ES Crown top silver 230 volt bulb,  

  Now fitted new black cable with in line switch    

    No tripod . Will include a brass base mount. Alloy mount in pic just for display.  £250 

   158 Above left   Vintage industrial flood light. BC domestic  bulb, new earthed cable and ceramic bulb holder 

   Vitreous enamelled shade, alloy cradle with hanging ring bolt.  

  Could be mounted on a base as a work bench light  

  Signs of many years of use ! Great historic patina   £95 

  161 Above right   "R.E.AL" Strong angle steel legs with anti splay extending tripod work light  

    12 Volt with alloy mirror, crocodile clips can be used on vehicle battery. EX MOD  £275 


 147  Above right 2   Francis FB 9 inch Ex Fire Service. Original condition  nice mirrors, 

   Chrome over brass GY 6 twin pin halogen    £900 Pair   Could split 

   * Can Include base mount mahogany blocks.  

 088 Above left  Francis searchlight 9inch halogen Nato green over brass, toughened lens,

 perfect parabolic mirror fitted 12 volt bulb can be 24 or 230 volt.  Beam adjustment.   £395    No tripod 

   Could be convert to Ceiling / Hanging or with base block desk mount / up lighter Ask. 

  Below  Falklands Veteran, Royal Fleet Auxiliary  SIR PERSIVALE L3036  


 054 Above  Francis Marine Suez light,   24inch lens  Direct off the ship from the breakers .The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a civilian-manned fleet, owned by the MOD, which supports Royal Navy ships around the world, supplying warships with fuel, ammunition and supplies. The RFA fleet is fully integrated into the RN’s command and control system and forms a vital part of maritime operations.  RFA Sir Percivale L3036  know by ships company as "Percy" This was the first British ship to re-enter Stanley Harbour at the taking back of the Falklands. The ship also served in the Gulf War in 1991 and was present for the handover of  Hong Kong to the Chinese. Made of aluminium could be polished but I feel it would lose it's history. Suez spec twin 230 Volt 2000 watt bulbs (still available). Perfect twin mirrors (so you can see both banks of the canal at once or single search beam .  Totally original condition with real British Naval history. Single phase fitted heavy duty  Clipsal domestic 13amp 3 pin plug with original cable and switch. Mounted on a industrial easy to move dolly. Note* Combined weight 95 Kgs Direct to me from the ship at the Canada graving dock Liverpool 

    £2500.   The ship now dismantled real & rare piece of  Naval history . 

 Below   HMS FEARLESS L10 Rare daylight Signal lights  

   Gulf war & Falkland veteran   



   Picture above right is a NOS electric motor in the original box with Fearless data plate history. 

 036 Above  1982 Falklands and 1990 first Gulf war veteran HMS FEARLESS. amphibious assault ship Built by Harland & Wolf 1965. Daylight signal lights, Large 28" tall & very heavy All alloy totally original, inc all data plates, Dated 1961 made by Francis searchlights. Unique ? Fantastic outside / inside feature lights. Real Royal Navy history. The Ship appeared in 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me. Special forces based on Fearless. (sister ship to HMS Intrepid) Now dismantled at Van Heyghen breakers in Ghent. 

She was the last steam powered surface ship in the Royal Navy.

   Still with original GES bulb fittings. I will include GES to ES converters for a greater choice of bulbs 

    or GES 110 volt 1500 watt bulbs  £2500   



    I will include with the light the ships original Ensign (flag) Both straight from the ship to me see picture below  


 046 Above  Francis 250 mm brass Signal / Searchlight,1300 watt original bulb. including heavy duty alloy tripod 6ft total height. Approx total weight 50 kgs Ex Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship "Grey Rover" ,Small fleet tanker. Direct to me from the dismantlers in Liverpool. Nice original used condition complete with glass parabolic mirror & working shutters.  I will include  with the light the ships original Ensign (flag) , Both straight from the ship (see picture) During 1973 while serving as the Clyde port oiler she was struck below the water line by the Canadian submarine Okanagan while submerged, resulting in the need to be dry docked in Goven. June of 1976 saw her standing by to evacuate British Nationals from the Lebanon. In December of 1978 during her passage from Karachi to the Seychelles, RFA Grey Rover was ordered to loiter off Iran after civilian unrest with the possibility of the evacuation of British Nationals. In November of 1983 RFA Grey Rover was back in the Lebanon during Operation Offcut, the naval support for British troops in the multinational force in the Lebanon. September of 1984 saw a team from RFA Grey Rover fire fighting on the motor yacht Yankee Clipper in Freeport in the Bahamas. In 2004 while in the far east RFA Grey Rover conducted the first ever RAS for the Singapore after her final tour down the South Atlantic she sailed for the Caribbean where RFA Grey Rover was part of the biggest drugs bust in recent times with a haul of approximately £350 million of cocaine.  RFA Grey Rover finally sailed into Portsmouth on the 15th of March 2006 . Dismantled at the Canada  dock Liverpool. See ribbon in above picture  light position on bridge   £3550 


    Surrender signed on her decks   


   133 Above      Francis FSP 250mm 10 Mile signal projector EX HMS Intrepid  

   Below right BC Opal dimmable globe bulb fitted  


 Red Banner in pic above left shows position of the signal lights on the ship  

   Launched 1964 at John Browns shipyard on Clydebank  

   Sister ship to HMS Fearless Ex Falklands veterans. 

In 1981 she was due to be decommissioned and ironically sold to Argentina.

    In the process of being decommissioned , she was rapidly returned to service  to sail as part of the British  

   operation to retake the Falkland Islands after the Argentine invasion in 1982. She landed troops in  

   amphibious assaults on the Islands and the 

   Argentine surrender sighed on her deck at the end of the war  

( I have a copy of the signed surrender ) 

Complete with a rare De Vere industrial tripod & including a Konig soft wheel dolly with brakes.  

   Standing 6'.6" in picture extra 2ft available. Light is in original external condition.

     Perfect parabolic mirror. working shutters. Fitted 230 volt LED BC corn bulb for domestic/display    £2950  

    The ship was decommissioned 1999. Dismantled in Liverpool, authenticity certificate from dismantlers .

  091 Below   Ex Falklands HMS Intrepid.  


 Delta   Deck / cargo lights. Heavy cast alloy with stainless steel fittings. 

   Standard 230 Volt brass BC bulb fittings, 

    I have three . Real Falkland history, See 133 above .Totally water proof  

    Direct from the dismantlers in Liverpool to me. 

   See picture of ship in the Canada graving dock now recycled. 

 107 Below    Rare WW11 Optical concave parabolic mirrors. 

10 inch diameter  & One inch thick ,optical focus 5.3.  Telescope, range finder searchlight ex Royal Navy Portsmouth.  Re silvered & Dated 1939. lead backed with copper outer ring. Rare and expensive item when new hence both re silvered by the Royal Navy Dockyard    £400  the pair.  

   Note :- Glass of this thickness is ground to shape and expensive hence refurbished . 


I have a few of spare original tripods some fixed antique wooden with brass fittings &  alloy types. FROM around £40 for one "speaker tripod" Can be as much as £750 for the early very rare ex WW1 hand crank movie types. Note* The price may include engineering of parts already carried out plus international  shipping and import taxes . 


   Above more surplus tripods available    

  179 Above 1  Ex Military field encampment tripod all steel disc spike feet about 15 ft rare  £300 

  181 Above 2   Stanley Fixed surveyors tripod mahogany and brass with thread cap  

  182 Above 3   Fixed hardwood tripod with brass fittings and thread cap  

  143 Above 4  Ex MOD Modern yellow with orange top  wood and alloy Max height 5ft 9 inch  £115 

 129 Above 6   NEW ZEALAND EX WD slender oak/brass tripod rubber foot ferrules   £185  

 127 Above 5  right Dark brown & Alloy   Vinton of London Antique tripod, light hollow wood tube, 

    5ft in picture original nice condition multi function head inc leather leg strap    £225 

  175  Far Right 7   Kern Swiss  Alloy & Beech wood tripod  matching head  standing 5' 6" max    £150 


  145 Above 2 left & middle  Surveyors tripod 6' 0" fully extended . Ex Military rare model . 

   Alloy & wood. Beech and alloy top mount ready for light spigot .Paint you own colour  £225 

  146 Above far right   All alloy modern tripod very light weight. Alloy spigot base mount  £185 

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