A family friend who is a Union worker in upstate NY acquired this on a job site. He was working at West Point Military Academy in the science dept.He noticed workers pulling these out and tossing them in the trash. There was only one left on the wall so he managed to save it. It is not stamped with any military markings. Hard to judge if this is pre-war but you can imagine how many future great leaders and politicians walked passed this light on the way to class. The globe is a thick glass. The metal base does has some tarnishing. The light works shown in the second photo. Looks like it has been outfitted with a upgraded LED bulb. The light gives off a dull glow but you can add a second bulb if desired for a brighter output. You will need two small nuts (did not have them stocked) to secure the base to the globe.
Also there is some cracking on the old wire in some places. Suggested to replace the wire if you plane to use it for a working light. The plate with the lights on it is a solid metal. There is two small holes in in already but you can drill out some more for a secure mount.
Once you securely mount the back plate to the wall you place the globe on the base and tighten the nuts (not included). The item "KOPP Exit Light Sign (West Point) Red Double Triangle Glass Antique Vintage" is in sale since Monday, February 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Other Collectible Lighting". The seller is "likesandclicks" and is located in Lewisburg, Tennessee.
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