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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son


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2798. SCULLER HAND MARINE SIGNAL LIGHT FLARE. Beautiful early wooden handled Sculler Signal Light flare, complete and intact with original paper wrapping, designed to be used for signaling and on ship’s lifeboats. These wooden handled Friction Ship and Marine Distress Signals are now most difficult to find. The Sculler Company is famous for providing line guns for rescue from steamships from the 1800’s well into the Twentieth Century but is little known for signal flares. Original paper label reads: “SIGNAL LIGHT. Sculler Safety Corporation, New York, NY. … Fine display piece or to fit in your Life Saving collection. Completely intact, shows signs of age, soiling. (VG). $38 net.

(same) Intact but empty, without friction cap, shows signs of age, soiling. (VG-). $28 net.