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I DO NOT SUPPLY BULBS OR PARTS
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 MADE INTO "UP" LIGHTERS
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
180 Below 3pics 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 SIX pairs.
In use but available, with or without shades.
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.
Never used just unpacked condition, heavy duty sheathed cable. POA Military Tripods or block mounts available .
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 & 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. £1650 including a dimmer socket for 240 volt
Note:- Above soft wheel dolly for display but can be included
041 Below left light grey Francis BIG 300mm 230volt 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. £1250
Note :- Modified tripods for Cabin operated lights just for moving & display 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. £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
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 plus 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 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
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 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 caster dolly's just for easy moving & display use
186 Above 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. can sell without shade.
H 24 inch £240 each I have a matched pair
060 Above left and middle 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
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 with 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"
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. 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 £385
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
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*
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 £175
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. £125
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 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
178 Above 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 fitted in line switch POA
189 Below left Classic understated Vintage single brass pedestal, Vintage Walsall shroud base mount.
26 inch approx including 9 inch Antique style perforated metal shade plus Antique style LED Tube bulb
table / desk light , new brass BC socket with shade ring, earthed gold cable & plug 230 Volt , inline switch
Mounted on a bevel edged dark Briwaxed solid Beech block plus vinyl base. £125
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. £150
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. £140
184 Above far 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. £120
173 Below 2 right Matched pair of table / desk lights with restored vintage alloy shades,
Available with Antique opaque glass shades giving a subtle reflection see pic far right 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 Re crafted 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. £145 PAIR
172 Below 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 .
230 volt BC lamp holder with low energy bulb in line switch. "One off "
Just removed from a same family home for last 100 years .Originally a stair well ceiling light £385
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 £650
165 Above 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
Including a dimmer socket 21" total height in use £155
151 Below left Francis SB 11inch 1953 very nice chrome on brass exceptional.
Fitted Edison screw E27 LED Corn bulb .working focus carriage 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 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 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 will polish up ) 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.
082 Below two left 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 & 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 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
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
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 Or separate
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
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
* 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 "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. 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.
188 Below right Modern Globe light mounted on a alloy stand, 230 volt ceramic ES bulb fitting could be 12 volt.
Globe and fittings originally made for rough service use, all plastic apart from base mount wood block . £195
138 Above left & middle 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
Above Dolly just for easy movement / display not included
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 £675 Pair
039 BELOW. Three matching RARE ANTIQUE SEARCHLIGHTS
Two stamped AM Ex Air Ministry, formed 1918 After WW1
One has no stamp 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 pictures below.
NOTE Dolly's just for easy movement / display not included
129 Below 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 bulb earthed cable fitted domestic plug,
12 Volt bulbs available for boat in the season or 240 volt bulb winter domestic use
Working focus carriage adjuster. Base mount or tripod available extra
The historic external patina showing a working life cannot be replicated £ 375
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 / floor up lighter with block, 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 £750 offers Each will split Could be converted to desk / table or "UP" lighters on wood blocks
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
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 antique mahogany & brass tripod
Original spike feet with rubber ferrules. Max height 7ft set at 6ft in picture £800
008 Above 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 £695
Above A limited selection of vintage time distressed & water damaged parabolic mirrors.
Each one regarded as individual works of art that are impossible to replicate having survived WW 2.
Cold be fitted to most Francis lights depending on size. Some have the original dated lead backing.
118 Above Francis FB 11inch Searchlight ES 230 Volt 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 £950
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 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 middle & 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 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
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,
Chrome over brass twin pin halogen or Led fittings £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 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 for a greater choice of bulbs
or GES 110 volt 1500 watt bulbs £2500 May separate
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 picture light position on bridge £3550
Below HMS INTREPID EX FALKLANDS
133 Above Francis FSP 250mm 10 Mile signal projector EX HMS Intrepid
Red Banner in pic above shows position of the signal lights on the ship
Launched 1964 at John Browns shipyard on Clydebank
Sister ship to HMS Fearless Ex Falklands
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 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. Cast impression Date 1996
See picture of ship in the 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 pair
Note :- Glass of this thickness is ground to shape and expensive hence refurbished by dock yard .
* 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 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 £325
146 Above far right All alloy modern tripod very light weight. Alloy spigot base mount £185
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