This dignified nautical floor lamp is a prototypical example of signal lights used by British Naval battle cruisers between WWI and II. These lights would normally be mounted on the bridge and manned by trained signalmen, highly skilled in transmitting Morse code. Its rosewood and teak tripod base is both sturdy and resilient to the harsh salt water conditions associated with heavy use at sea. The honey French finish gives the wood a warm glow that adds to the charm of this dynamic light. Its lamping cradle is handmade from copper and brass with a dark bronze and nickel finish. Two metal handles enable you to direct the focus of the light, but the coded messages are up to you.