U.S.S. Gaslight
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U.S.S. Gaslight

$20,000.00

Year: 2019

Dimensions: 96” x 90” x 28”

Materials:

Aircraft wing tips, motor boat engine parts, grapefruit spoons, fan blade, model train people, gears, windmill tower, gas pump, micrometer, miscellaneous salvaged hardware, motors, LEDs, aluminum, steel.

This sculpture is quite large and heavy so a simple shipping cost calculation is difficult.  I will be happy to provide free delivery within 100 miles of Oakland CA, or work with you to arrange transport options.  Please contact me if you’d like to discuss this.

 

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The Gaslight was originally designed as a pirate vessel. The ship would surface near land, in foggy conditions and mimic light house signals in order to attract oil tankers, then attack and drain them. The design was so effective it was later adopted by oil companies as a low cost alternative to drilling, and eventually the Navy for diplomatic purposes.