MoK Lighthouse

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MoK Lighthouse

Postby chrisduffy » Tue May 02, 2006 9:46 pm

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Did you know that the light was originally revolved by a clockwork motor? It had a weight suspended underneath and worked like a big grandfather clock. I'm told that the lighthouse keeper had to wind it up every half hour through the night! :shock:


This is the motor, you can see the shaft for the handle in the top left corner and two holes in the floor (in a brass plate) that the wires for the weight used to pass through.
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Inside the refractor
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A lights 'eye' view
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The original foghorn
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Wow!

Postby Annie » Wed May 03, 2006 8:15 am

That is totally enlightening - LOL!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the post and the great photos!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby chrisduffy » Wed May 03, 2006 9:31 pm

Thanks Annie,
Hey i've just had a 'flash' :roll: of inspiration, maybe i should put the motor pic on the clock winding forum!! LOL :lol: :lol:
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See, there ye go!

Postby Annie » Wed May 03, 2006 11:04 pm

Inspiration in a flash! As Pop would say: "tick, tock, time is a wasting!"
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