Got a living room decorated like a British Royal Navy battleship circa 1897? Yeah, well, me too. And about half the houses in my neighborhood. Well, this Morse Code Signal Lamp should bring an even more authentic feel to our individual abodes.
In case you really have a living room styled like a navy ship (yes, I was just fibbing), this lighting furniture should fit perfectly right in. Faithfully recreating the lamp they used for discreet communication between fleets, it comes complete with seven shutters that you open and close to send your signals. Of course, you can use it to just light up the room, too, which is probably what you’ll actually be doing.
The Morse Code Signal Lamp has a 13.5-inch aluminum head that can spin a full 360-degrees, mounted atop a solid aluminum cast bracket with two brass knobs for tilting (up to 45-degrees). A polished aluminum tripod with three brass feet holds the ensemble up, which stands at an imposing 6.4 feet.
A brass handle controls the angle of opening for the louvres, letting you shine a full beam (like they used to do for silently trading maritime intelligence) or slightly filtered lighting. The original carbon arc lamp has been passed on, though, in place of a more sensible 100-watt light bulb.
In all seriousness, we’re not sure how this Morse Code Signal Lamp will mesh with your décor (You don’t really expect us to believe you have a late 1800s British Royal Navy theme, right? Right?). It looks mighty awesome, though. If you can imagine it finding a place in your pad, you can get it now for $1,300.