US LIGHTHOUSE Instructions to Light-keepers
Light-House Board, INSTRUCTIONS TO LIGHT-KEEPERS AND MASTERS OF LIGHT-HOUSE VESSELS. GPO. 1902. 55 pages of instructions plus 37 photo and large fold-out plates. Contains a wealth of information, particularly in the plates for use in identifying lamps. Includes complete Instructions for Light-Keepers in Stations with Two or More Keepers, Light Stations With One Keeper, Keepers of Light-Vessels, Management of Lens Lights and Disposition of Lamps and Illuminating Apparatus, Management of Mechanical Lamps, Revolving Machinery, trimming of wicks, morning duties, and much more. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. Excellent plates detail all types of lamps and lighting apparatus, lanterns, revolving apparatus, fog signal equipment, bell striking apparatus, and more. Also laid in is a pamphlet "Illustrated List of Parts of the Hornsby-Akroyd Patent Safety Oil Engine". This engine was used for pumping air to supply fog signals. A very complete and important document. Contents generally clean and tight. Light soiling and foxing to endpapers, covers gilt embossed, moderate wear and soiling, hinges weakening. Avery rare and essential element of any serious Museum collection and rarely found.
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