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Get a conversation piece

Ever wondered why some items are called a conversation piece, well this is one of them. Not many people will have seen or know about SHIP'S GIMBAL LANTERNS. They were used on board ship with whale oil and the gyroscope gimbal would keep the lantern oil reservoir level when the ship was rocking and rolling. Put this in your garden or conservatory and I guarantee that visitors will strike up a conversation about it. This particular one is quite rare as it is large, measuring 40cm across most are smaller.

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