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   *Searchlights have been my hobby for many years*   



  *Some of the many uses of my Vintage Searchlights , Marine, Movie, Land, Domestic, Ornamental, shop, garden 

  Canal, Security, Window, Facade, Diorama, Up lighters, Art work, Office, Desk light, Boardroom, Theatre. Farm 


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  Updated December. 2019 ( 184 ) 




    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 recycled & converted vintage items 

   others are 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 

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

   018 Below 2 left   Francis searchlight 11inch satin black over brass NOS, 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 Belora heavy duty soft wheel dolly . 

   Bulb 230 volt Halogen or 12 Volt LED  £1550  Including dolly            

 086 Above 2 Right   BIG Heavy Francis 15 inch all brass but painted, original perfect parabolic mirror, 

    I could swap for flat display,  Halogen bulb fittings. 

    Ex Military Airfield fire appliance. Now mounted on a rare antique wooden tripod with mechanical tilt 

   and pan ( legs set at lowest position in picture ) Both complete original un restored condition can be sold "as is" 

  £1650   if you want a easy restoration project. Will sell light on it's own 

    Could be converted to "UP Lighter on a beech block with casters 

   or fixed hanging with ring bolt but bare in mind it is very heavy  

  Below  Outstanding Vintage lights with real patina on rare tripods 

 027 Above two RIGHT  Francis M17 Marine searchlight 300mm. 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  

 093 Below 2 left    Francis Grey Marine 11inch perfect parabolic mirror  NOS Cancelled order in store since 1967 

   original gun metal grey paint over brass, including Military tripod. Fitted Halogen bulb 12 / 24/ 230 volt  £1250 


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

   standing without dolly at 5' 6" .BC 230 volt with 100 watt pearl bulb in line switch   £375  

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

 155 Below 2   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, LED E27 Corn bulb available. Earthed cable with Crabtree barrel switch. 

   Fantastic house, office or display feature light  £1450 


   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 230 pearl bulb 

   ( pictured back open with LED Corn bulb )  several types of bulbs available. 

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

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


 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 

    Mounted on  very strong 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.  £1650  including a dimmer socket for 240 volt  


  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 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  

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

  167 Below middle left    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.  £145 

 159 Below left   Re crafted Up cycled rare Original 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   £190  

 168 Below midle 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 not illuminate model 

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

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

  178 Below far right   Pair of petite 16 inch tall with Antique brass shades Desk / table lights  

   both lights have twin multi position knuckle joints, brass mounted on recycled 

   Briwaxed solid beech blocks bevel edged with  vinyl base 230 volt BC pygmy bulb fitting in line switch     POA  


  169 Below  middle 1   Re crafted Classic understated Vintage single brass pedestal  

   30 inch approx including 9 inch Antique opaque glass shade with pygmy bulb 

     table / desk light , new brass BC socket with shade ring & earthed gold cable 230 Volt , inline switch   

    Mounted on a bevel edged tiered Dark Briwaxed solid Beech block with vinyl base.   £165  

  177 Below left     Classic understated Vintage single brass pedestal  

   26 inch approx including 9 inch Antique style perforated tube metal shade plus Antique  style LED Tube bulb  

     table / desk light , new brass BC socket with shade ring & earthed  black cable 230 Volt , inline switch   

    Mounted on a bull nose light Briwaxed solid Beech block with bevel edge plus vinyl base.   £125  

  170 Below right  3   Classic understated Vintage single brass pedestal table / desk light ,  

    30 inch approx  including  9 inch Antique style perforated tube metal shade LED Tube bulb 

     new brass BC socket with shade ring & earthed  black cable ,230 Volt, inline switch  

    Mounted on a 13 inch width  bevel edged oblong tiered ebonised & part distressed  solid beech  block  

    Briwaxed finish and vinyl base.  £160  

  180 Below right   Matching pair of heavy impressive mid 20th century chrome and glass table / desk lights  

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

  new chrome switched BC bulb holder with shade ring & cable with plug fitted pygmy bulb.  

Far right lights including antique glass shades.    In use but available  


   173 Below  middle   Matched pair of table / desk lights with restored vintage alloy shades and knuckle jointed  head  

    adjusters mounted on re cycled solid bevel edged oak base's. fitted mesh "tidy" trays, Base 4 "x8"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 

  183 Below left   Matched Pair of up cycled Antique cut glass shade's & fittings now table lights 

with modern knuckle head joints on ark mount stems .

sat on Briwaxed solid beech base's bevel edged with vinyl bottom. 

Can be with or without brass painted " tidy " trays. Pygmy bulbs in line switch    POA 

  184 Above right   Re crafted antique brass post light 20.1/4 inch height, Walsall shroud base mount. 

New gold cable with in line switch. antique style tube bulb. re claimed mahogany "bull nose "

  sold block mounting with tidy tray.4 inch x 7.1/2 inch x 2 inch.   £125  



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

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

   230 volt BC lamp holder with 100 watt pearl bulb  in line switch. "One off " 

    Just removed from a same family home for last 100 years .Originally a stair well  ceiling light   £360  

  176 Above  middle    French manufactured alloy Giant Bulb, acrylic globe mounted on a   

   slender alloy tripod standing over 6 ft in picture 230 volt low energy bulb in line switch one off in use   £585  

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

   in line switch. earthed cable. One off. Fitted ES bulb.   Including a dimmer socket   21" total height in use   £145  

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

    Fitted  Edison screw  E27 LED Corn bulb . working focus adjuster  

   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.   £875  

   Below middle and right    both have Canal boat  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 be 230 volt Crown top silver. Alloy reflector. nice chrome , including base mount   £565  

  153 Above middle   Francis SB 11 inch 1959 chrome on brass ( getting a bit thin )  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. 


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

   NOS condition. 300 or 1000 watt tube bulb with GES fitting, I have ES adapters for lower watt bulbs 

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

   Mounted on a vintage industrial black & chrome  tripod. Less without tripod     

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

   Could be mounted on Beech blocks 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  

  082 Below two left   Francis 13 inch, armoured glass front lens & original alloy parabolic mirror, all brass mounted on a 

    superb and rare vintage oak tripod with brass fittings & mechanical multifunctional tilt & pan head. 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 

   003 Above 2 right    Francis brass 11 inch searchlight. 

    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. 

   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.   £750 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  

   ( Can be sold without base mounts ) 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,   Or split  £2200 OFFERS 

  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.  Will 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 @ the price stated please ask if required 

  166 Below right   Francis SB 9 inch Halogen bulb GY6  12 / 24 / 230 Volt 

   Mounted on a Lightweight alloy 48 inch pedestal stand with Briwaxed mahogany block  

   I will sell with or without stand,    Light and stand £575 


 122 Above 3  1957 Francis Marine 15 inch Cabin operation complete functioning mechanism with  

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

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

   Flat bevel edge available.  £1250  Dolly just for easy movement / dispay  

   * Note 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  "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  with tripod  

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

   I have available the very complicated mechanical movie camera head mechanism 

   025 Above 2 Left   Francis Chrome on brass 1960. Big heavy light 12 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  

  ( 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  

 £1500   I would sell light without tripod. 

  060  Above    Francis FB 1951, 9 inch  Searchlight. Halogen 230 volt 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  £1400   


  138 Above    Francis WW 2 Rare 1943  with Francis cast brass cast Data plate 11" all brass Searchlight  

   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  

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

   Dolly just for easy movement / display not included 


   Two stamped AM Ex Air Ministry, formed 1918   After WW1  

   One no stamp so could be ex Army  

   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 matching Ex Military tripods in original "cast" condition. 

   Beech & alloy spigot adapters with karabiners for wall tethering. 

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

    *Note I will sell lights without tripods as in bottom pictures.  


    *Note Dolly's just for easy movement / display not included  


   Could be polished  but not by me. 

  129 Above   Francis 11 inch Ex Fire Service with original patina & character  

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

    and re wired now fitted with E27 230 volt Crown top silver bulbs earthed cable fitted domestic plug,  

  12 Volt bulbs available   for boat in the season or 240 volt bulbs winter domestic use  

  Working adjustable focus.    Base mount available extra  

    The historic external patina showing a working life cannot be replicated.  £ 375     

 041 Below left light grey   Francis BIG 300mm 230volt 650 watt.  

  Complete with new bulb. 

   Cabin control 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.   £1250  


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

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

 NOS can be 12/24/230 volt Halogen or 12 volt LED. 

   Toughened glass lens with parabolic mirror, adjustable focus. Original paint over brass.   £950  

  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 

 124 Below 2 pics left    Ex Military 17 inch flood/spot light 300 watt bulb  

  (1000 watt available) with adjustable focus. 

   I will include a GES to ES E27 converter to fit lower Watt Halogen bulbs or LED Corn bulbs. 

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

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

    Perfect alloy reflector. Light is New Old Stock condition. 

   Easy conversion to facade / floor up lighter or hanging / ceiling / Pendant light. Less without tripod  £685 

    Dolly just for easy movement / display not included  



              068 Above  EX Military Field encampment Floodlights ( I have 2 left ) Segmented "petal" glass mirror reflectors simple and inexpensive to replace with front lens protectors. Re wired Can be110 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. (Tripods available extra). (Beech blocks for floor "UP" lighters with base mounts 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 ceiling adjustment. Roached areas are lacquered could be over sprayed colour of choice. 

   Original lightly roached patina ! £525 each  


    095 Above    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. Front lens can be changed for clear or etched glass. 

   Two available   £850 Each  Could be converted to desk / table or "UP" lighters on wood blocks 

  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 

    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 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 plus base mounts available with my lights 

  UP lighting floor, table or desk light use, * Note above blocks in naked wood with straight edge 

  Above * 9 inch x 9 inch Beech blocks with round edge & Briwaxed  

   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 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.  £575   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 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 

  Note :- Above Right Tripod is for display not included  

 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. slender mahogany & brass tripod

 Antique tripod. Original spike feet with rubber ferrules. Max height 7ft set at 6ft in picture  £800   


  163 Above far right   Francis Ex Ambulance inside loading Flood light 7 inch. Fitted 230 volt, no base  

    sbc candle bulb with in line switch. Original frosted lens & alloy reflector Desk / table light  £195  

 008 Above left and middle   Francis FB 9 inch searchlight chrome on brass 230 volt Halogen bulb. 

   Original glass parabolic mirror, mounted on a alloy, Brass & Oak  

 Vintage ex MOD tripod. Approx max height 7ft. Spike feet with rubber ferrules  £700 


        118 Above    Francis FB 11inch Searchlight BC 230 Volt low energy bulb, flat mirror, Crabtree switch . 

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

   karabiners and stainless steel chain. Available with different bulbs  £1250 

   Dolly just for easy movement / display not included  


  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  £400 

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

  and now with a re manufactured base  £295 

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

   Original perfect glass parabolic mirror. Boat or vehicle. 

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

   chrome "pimples" Vehicle /  Boat light.  

   Above with or without base mounts 


  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 .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 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 

  015 Above left  Francis.12 inch lens Searchlight direct Fire service nice original condition  

  Fitted new 230 volt GES 300 watt tube bulb.  

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

    Beech block with casters to use a a "UP" lighter available  

   Original glass parabolic mirror I can change for display flat.  £1100      

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

    Cradles Ex Chieftain Tank lights mounted on EX MOD tripods for display   Just lights.   Original electrics   Offers  

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

   could be  flat roof or vehicle light  

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


 029 Above Left middle  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 Right middle   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 bass 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, 

   * Including base mounts and mahogany blocks, bevel edge & Briwaxed  

   Chrome over brass twin pin halogen or Led fittings   £900 Pair   Could split 

 088 Above 2 pics 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. Mounted on a Military alloy tripod  spiked feet with rubber ferrules. Signs of use.  Max height extended  6ft 2inch  £550  Less without tripod 

   Could be convert to Ceiling/ Hanging / Pendant or with base block desk mount  

  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 loose 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 graving dock 

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


 Below   HMS FEARLESS Rare daylight Signal lights  



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

 036 Above  1982 Falklands and 1990 first Gulf war veteran HMS FEARLESS. 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. 

   Still with original GES bulb fittings. I will include GES to ES converters & crown top silver bulbs 

    or GES 110 volt 1500 watt bulbs    £2500   May separate  



   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. 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 .  See ribbon in above picture  light position on bridge  £3550 





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

   Launched 1964 at John Browns shipyard on Clydebank  

   Sister ship to HMS Fearless Ex Falklands 

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

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

   Standing 6'.6" in picture extra 2ft available. 

    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 at the end of the war was signed on her deck  

     ( I have a copy of the surrender ) Original external condition. 

     Perfect parabolic mirror. working shutters. Fitted 230 volt LED BC corn bulb.   £2850 

    The ship was decommissioned 1999. Dismantled in Liverpool  


 091 Above   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. Cast impression Date 1996 

   See picture of ship in the Graving dock now recycled. 

 107 Below  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 re silvered by the Royal Navy Dockyard  123  The other re silvered & Dated 1.11.1942 

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


 038 Below   Veteran / Vintage CAV Antique Brass searchlights 12", parabolic glass mirror, Adjustable focus. 

   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 . 


    * As below WANTED ELLIOTT Medium level Military / Fire tripods  

   not bothered about the carrying case *  

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 available tripods    

  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  £325 

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

    More military lights on last page  

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