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WWII ADMIRALTY SIGNAL LAMP, 1944

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WWII ADMIRALTY SIGNAL LAMP, 1944

Admiralty Pattern 378A signalling Heather type. Previously
owned by Renfrew Electric and Refrigeration Co Ltd.

Donated by Arnold Davey

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  • I bought such a signalling lantern in Great Britain: It is stamped as follows:
    ADMIRALITY PATT 378A LANTERN SIGNALLING
    HETHER TYPE
    RENFREW ELECTRIC AND REFRIGERATOR CO.LTD.
    YEAR 1944

    .......... Jan Mueller, Cologne/Germany, 28th of October 2012

  • It mounts on the same tri-pod/point where the 12.7 browning was mounted. The mount was a ball type mount.
    .......... Hein Mulder, Cape Town, South Africa, 14th of December 2011

  • I finally found out about these lamps ! I had one I got surplus 50 yr s ago and today I found out the exact purpose.They clamped to to a top fixture of either a telescope or binoculars ( aboard ship ) and
    and were used only at night to send traffic from ship to ship.I assume the different lens shades were selected based on light conditions at the time it was being used.I only know of about 8 of these lamps in the world but there may be more.It had a range of 1/2 mile and I got this info from a U.K site from a fellow who used them on a British ship. MYSTERY SOLVED
    .......... Larry Seaboyer, Shelburne, Nova Scotia , Canada, 4th of August 2010

  • Just received one, immaculate in box, works fine, but note that it came with two slide, one blue one amber, each with 3 different shades of color. Also the mount is unusual, looks to mount on a horizontal rod of some sort, but clearly was portable due to the canvas carry bag for the flashlight body. Does anyone know how the unit mounts or what it mounts to, and does anyone have a spare amber slide?

    Steve Giterman
    sgiterman@aol.com
    .......... Steve Giterman, Grove City Ohio, USA, 17th of April 2010

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