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arantxa

At my local museum if any one can help Ww1 search light

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Ralph Currell
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Were there any markings, such as a manufacturer's plate?  The use of two lamps is interesting.

 

[Edited to add:]  It looks remarkably similar to the 1984 Suez Canal light for sale at https://www.trinitymarine.co.uk/shop/industrial-suez-search-light-kokosha-co-ltd/ .  I wonder if the museum lamp is of a later date than WWI, or if it's a case that searchlight design changed very little in 70 years.

 

Regards,

   Ralph

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EDWARD1

With  having lamps instead of carbon arc rods I think it would be WW11 as I believe the change from rod to lamp was around 1940. Im no expert I may be wrong.

 

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Ralph Currell

That's a good point about the arc rods.  We'd expect to see them for any searchlight of reasonably high power.  Were there Admiralty publications giving details of searchlights used on warships?

 

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   Ralph

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arantxa

I didn't see a plate it was at the aircraft museum near Rye  a great museum

 

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