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arantxa, 9 June , 2019 in Sailors, navies and the war at sea
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.
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.
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?
I didn't see a plate it was at the aircraft museum near Rye a great museum
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