Royal Navy Signal Lamp
Decommissioned British Royal Navy signal lamp.
A signal lamp (sometimes called an Aldis lamp, named after Arthur C. W. Aldis who invented a widely used design) is a visual signalling device for optical communication (typically using Morse Code).
Aldis lamps were pioneered by the British Royal Navy in the late 19th century and continue to be used through to the present day on naval vessels. They provide handy, secure communications during periods of radio silence as well as other times and were particularly useful for convoys operating during the Battle of the Atlantic.
The Commonwealth Navies and NATO forces use signal lamps when radio communications need to be silent or electronic "spoofing" is likely.
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Makes an awesome decorative piece in the living room or in a corporate entertaining area.
Can work as either a light or as a decorative piece.
Stands on black steel stand and dark varnished base.