Marconi Spotlight II

Our spotlight dates back to the 1930s and was most likely designed for use on a French battleship. By moving slatted louvers a signalman sent messages in visual Morse that could be read by trained men in the distance. Morse code uses long and short signals and combinations to convey a message. The elements making up the code were formed by sounds, marks and light pulses of varying length. Created in the 1840s, Morse code was in use for more than a century and a half. The famous S.O.S. sent by ships in distress (as on the Titanic) was sent by Morse code. Our bold and striking new nickel and steel tripod stand is height adjustable. The lamp head moves up and down with the help of an intricate gear and cogwheel system.

Measurements: 88 x 88 x 165cm.

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