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VINTAGE SEARCHLIGHTS NAUTICAL MILITARY
ANTIQUE & RARE PLUS FALKLANDS VETERAN LIGHTS
OFFERS & DEALS CONSIDERED ON LOTS
Searchlights have been my hobby for many years
*I DO NOT SUPPLY BULBS OR PARTS*
All my lights & tripods (unless stated) are original
Industrial / MOD / Fire service & Marine used items
with real history of age & use in their condition this cannot be replicated.
Edison screw E27 fittings Can be 240 or 12 Volt
GY 6 double pin Halogen can be 240 , 24, or 12 Volt
Some spigot lock handles can be replaced with SSteel Allen bolts for security
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 working shutters 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
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 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 £565 Can be sold without display block
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
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 240 volt Crown top silver. Alloy reflector. nice chrome , including base mount £600
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, 240 volt Crown top silver or LED. Built as a tunnel light has a concealed
centre spigot anti theft bolt . Including base mount £550
Above left & middle Plain Beech block just for display, I also have black Wenge and Mahogany
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 plinth. Glass lead backed parabolic mirror some salt discolouration, I can change for flat display ,Working order with Internals re built fitted 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
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. 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. Including Konig dolly. £1575
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 V & 240 Volt,
Mounted on a vintage industrial black & chrome tripod. Fantastic bright working or feature light.
Ideal shop display, Garden / hotel. Facade or up lighter on Beech blocks with castors
Less without tripod £1250
Can be converted to Ceiling / Hanging bare in mind weight.
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 right two 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 can include the modern "Glide gear" dolly for easy movement.
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 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 Set of four with base mounts.
Including oiled or darker Briwax solid Beech blocks with none marking black vinyl bottom,
for desk / table or UP lighting with stainless steel coach bolts.
140 Below Matching set of Francis SB13 inch Ex MOD Searchlights.
Hard wood and brass tripods direct from the Military original as cast condition
All fitted Edison E27 240 crown top silver bulbs ES fitting with Adjustable focus,
All have Beech & alloy spigot adapters with karabiners for wall tethering.
Original alloy reflectors. I will sell as a set or individually. £1650 each, Offers for the set
Note:- Above dolly's for display use not included @ the price stated please ask
166 Below right Francis SB 9 inch Halogen bulb GY6 12 / 24 / 240 Volt
Mounted on a Lightweight alloy 48 inch pedestal stand with Briwaxed mahogany block
I will sell with or without stand, I can supply stands. Light and stand £695
122 Above 3 Francis Marine 15 inch Cabin operation complete functioning mechanism with
internal cabin handle, brass, bronze . Original patina. Big heavy light
240 Volt 300 watt GES. ES reducer available. Cracked parabolic mirror still serviceable ,
Flat bevel edge available. £1350
* Note below 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. £950
132 Above right Rare 1948 Francis cabin operation 9" some more restoration to sort out.
Twin brass data plates Francis & "Simpson and Lawrence" Arrived as a box of parts still has it's 12 volt bulb.
Perfect original mirror mounted on a ex Military hard wood & brass tripod. Sell without tripod for £ 425.
165 Above far right Giant alloy ES bulb on ebonised wood Vinyl backed none marking base.
in line switch. One off. Fitted E27 bulb. including a dimmer socket. 21" total height £150
025 Above 2 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 convert to other types of bulbs )
including a dimmer socket. Could be converted to up lighter or Hanging but it is heavy
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.
£1550 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. £1475
138 Above Francis WW 2 Rare 1943 with cast Data plate Francis 11" all brass Searchlight
230 volt, new Den Hann 65 Watt bulb including one spare,
original electrics and 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) £1650
039 BELOW. Three matching ANTIQUE SEARCHLIGHTS
Ex Air Ministry, formed 1918 After WW1
Rare set of three Antique Brass searchlights unknown make
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 240 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
I will sell just light no tripod
Consider offers on the set or maybe interesting light swap
Let me know if you have any info on the manufactures
Could be polished but I prefer the original age patina
Note:- Above wheeled dolly's just for display use not included
087 Four pics below Francis Marine 11inch all brass, cabin operation
complete with cabin internal base & deck handle, nice brass patina.
Fitted bevel edged flat mirror ( Parabolic available extra cost ) Edison
240 Volt ES touchable E27 halogen bulb. LED & 12 Volt available.
Original ceramic bulb holder, New cable with earth & 3 pin plug £975
Note:- Above Modified Tripod & dolly just for display use not included
129 Above A pair of Francis Ex Fire Service with matching original patina & character issues !
SB models dated 1955 & 1953 original data plates. nearly a matched pair. Internals have been stripped
and re wired now fitted with E27 240 volt Crown top silver bulbs earthed cable fitted domestic plug,
12 Volt ES bulbs available. Working adjustable focus. Base mounts available extra
The historic external patina showing a working life cannot be replicated. £ 750 as a pair
041 Below left light grey Francis BIG 300mm 240volt 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
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
Note :- Modified tripods for Cabin operated lights just for display use not included.
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
Left Oiled or Briwax solid Beech mounting blocks for UP lighting, Desk , table , Diorama
Stainless steel coach bolts & Vinyl backed
Right a few Black Wenge & Mahogany ,I will buy wood project off cuts
* None marking castors available for heavier lights on bigger blocks
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.
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 240 Volt matched pair. Antique brass finish. Brass barrel & cast brass base mounts.
Stainless steel cradles & Base mount 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 with Beech blocks
152 Below left Francis SB 11 inch 1984 Alloy mirror Crown top silver E27 Bulb can be any Edison screw bulb
LED & 12 Volt. new cable with earth. Including base mount £750
064 Below two 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
can be any BC bulb LED, touchable halogen or as in picture 100 watt pearl £650
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
UP lighting floor, table or desk light use, * Note above blocks naked wood
141 Below Francis FB 11 inch chrome on brass. BC 240 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
155 Below 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 switch.
Fantastic house, office or display feature light £1575
Note:- Above dolly's just for display use could be included.
160 Below right Francis SB 9 inch Halogen GY6 12 / 24 / 240 Volt
bolted to a oiled Beech 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 display block
147 Above Francis SB 11 inch 148 Above middle Francis FB 11 inch
pictures show basic visual difference, same for 9 inch
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 so ideal for a polished floor. Mounted on a Belora heavy duty soft wheel dolly .
Bulb 230 volt Halogen or 12 Volt LED . £1550
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 Fixed Hanging but bare in mind it is very heavy
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 £875
163 Above far right Francis Ex Ambulance inside loading Flood light 7 inch. Fitted 240 volt
sbc candle bulb with in line switch. Original frosted lens & alloy reflector
mounted on a solid Beech Briwaxed block with vinyl base. Desk / table light
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
093 Above Francis Grey Marine 11inch perfect parabolic mirror NOS Cancelled order in store since 1967
original gun metal grey paint over brass, including MOD tripod. Fitted Halogen bulb 12 / 24/ 230 volt £1250
164 Above far right Francis 7 inch "50 years service presentation light" all brass on wood block with detail plaque
240 volt domestic fittings. Desk / table light. Unique £ 400
119 Above 3 right Francis Brass (painted) 7inch marine 12 volt, as arrived and now with a re manufactured base £295
114 Above left Francis FB 9 inch Halogen two pin 12 / 24 / 240 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
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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 standard 240 volt BC bulb to be used as a desk / interior. Beech block available
Can be converted to Ceiling/ Hanging light
Original heavy cast brass base mount £475. Less without base mount.
096 Above right Francis Marine 280mm 11inch FR. "Special" 150 Watt Metal Halide, 240 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
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 Base mounts extra
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 240 volt GES 300 watt tube bulb. GES to ES converter can be included
for a wider range of bulbs including LED.
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 with alloy reflectors
and Cradles Ex Chieftain Tank lights both mounted on EX MOD tripods.
Genuine un restored hard wood and brass. Standing at 4ft 2 inch in picture with approx
another 2 ft adjustment Military diorama ? Will sell just lights. Original electrics
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
*Note O31 below far RIGHT :- mounted on a wooden tripod only for display
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
032 Above Right middle Francis "Lite 300" 11 inch Deck mounting, alloy mirror,240 volt 600watt, Stainless steel body
toughened glass. Fixed focus inc new bulb NOS. £475 just light.
Can be converted to Ceiling / Hanging or up lighter
157 Above middle left GEC 10 inch copper and brass flood light fitted BC Crown top silver 240 volt bulb,
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 cable and ceramic bulb holder
vitreous enamelled shade, alloy cradle with hanging ring bolt. Could be base mounted
Signs of many years of use ! Great historic patina £135
159 above middle right Original Vintage Calendar B1 Bakelite and brass light
In line switch, Fitted domestic brass BC socket. Including attached bird mascot
Antique style squirrel cage filament bulb, mounted on a solid Beech oiled block £190
161 Above far right "REAL" 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 Military £285
147 Above right 2 Francis FB 9 inch Ex Fire Service. Original condition nice mirrors,
Including base mounts and Beech blocks
Chrome over brass twin pin halogen or Led fittings £900 Pair
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 £575 Less without tripod
Could be convert to Ceiling/ Hanging 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 its history. Suez spec twin 240 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
£2500. The ship now dismantled .
MORE FALKLANDS HISTORY SHIPS LIGHTS
Below HMS FEARLESS Rare daylight Signal lights
Picture above middle is a spare extractor 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 or original 1500 watt bulbs £2000
BELOW ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY
SHIP GREY ROVER A269
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 pic light position on bridge £3550
Below HMS INTREPID EX FALKLANDS
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 240 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.
240 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
143 Above Modern yellow with orange top wood and alloy Max height 5ft 9 inch £115
129 Above far right end NEW ZEALAND EX WD slender oak/brass tripod rubber foot ferrules restored. £185
127 Above far right Vinton of London Antique tripod, light hollow wood tube, standing at 5ft in picture ( 3' 6" closed)
original nice condition multi function head inc leather leg strap. £225
144 Above 2 left Surveyors tripod 5' 3" fully extended. Ready for light with cradle spigot.
Alloy & wood. Ex military had very little use. Paint you own colour. £295
145 Above 2 middle Surveyors tripod 6' 0" fully extended .Ex Military rare model .
Alloy & wood. Oak 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
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