ALDIS LONG RANGE SIGNALING LAMP (MRA 088)

Item Code: MRA 088

Description

This is a hand-held version of an Aldis lamp, the name given to a signal lamp invented by Arthur C. W. Aldis (1878-1953) as a visual signalling device for optical communication. The first Aldis lamps were used by the British Royal Navy in the late 19th century, but they are now in the process of being phased out as new and improved systems of communication are taking over. Aldis lamps have been immensely useful during both World Wars, and were also used, belatedly, by the SS Californian to respond to distress signals sent out by the ill-fated Titanic in 1912.

This particular model can be used on all vessels, for ship to ship signalling using Morse Code. It is constructed of lightweight aluminium and is fully waterproofed. Alternatively, it can also be used a spotlight if desired. The lamp comes supplied complete with a 5m power lead that will can plug into either a battery pack or an optional mains transformer power supply. The item is good condition with the bulbs working. Minor scratches are present.

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