This is an Early 20th century masthead light. It has an oval brass maker’s plate on the front of the lamp labeled “Wilcox Crittenden & Co., Inc., Middleton Conn. USA.” embossed on it. This large heavy galvanized metal has survived in great condition after decades of maritime use. The glass Fresnel lens made by “P.G. Co.” embossed on the lens is in amazing condition with no chips found. There is a brass frame around the lens. The chimney cap and hoisting ring are brass with that old brass patina. The lamp was supported on the ship’s mast by 4 strong nonmagnetic (brass?) brackets (2 on each side). The light has been electrified by the previous owner. The galvanized inside is in amazing condition with the no rust found. The outside is painted black with some paint chips. Only one very small dent found on the thick metal bottom rim. You probably will not find one of these in better condition.
The piece measures 22 in. tall to the top of the ring and 12.5 in. wide including the brackets x 10 in. deep. It weighs 13.4 pounds.
Light bulb not included.