Authentic Models Sailing Ship Deck Prism Glass AC032

Authentic Models Sailing Ship Deck Prism Glass AC032

Deck Prism Tells a Unique Story
Hexagonal Glass Prism
Solid Glass

$37.00 (as of December 16, 2018, 10:20 pm)

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Description

Heavyweight deck prism tells a unique story. For centuries, sailing ships used Deck Prisms to provide a safe source of natural sunlight to illuminate areas below decks. Before electricity, light below a vessel’s deck was limited. Light below a vessel’s deck was provided by candles, oil and kerosene lamps – all dangerous aboard a wooden ship. The deck prism was a clever solution. Laid flush into the deck, the hexagonal glass prism refracted and dispersed a flood of natural light into the cabin below from a small deck opening without weakening the planks or becoming a fire hazard.
Deck Prism Tells a Unique Story
Hexagonal Glass Prism
Solid Glass
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.3 in. (12 x 12 x 11 cm)