Many years ago, this yacht lamp used to belong to my grandmother, who told me it was made by a WWII Polish refugee. It hadn’t worked for a long time, so I decided to see if I could dismantle it for repair.
I found the wiring was a mix of plastic coated and cloth-wrapped cable. After 65 – 70 years, the cloth insulation had crumbled.
It’s all looks pretty scruffy here. The more I fiddled, the more I found how it came apart. When I discovered the rails and deck fittings attached to the hull with pins, my quick rewiring with a bit of dusting turned into a full-on refurbishment.
I loved this old lamp of my grandmother’s when I was a child. It’s great to have her ship-shape again.