McMurdo type L40 survivor location lifebuoy light

Made:
1982 in United Kingdom
maker:
McMurdo Limited

McMurdo type L40 yellow survivor location lifebuoy light with single filament bulb. Used on vessels for hazardous
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L40 Lifebuoy survivor location light, McMurdo Limited, Portsmouth, 1982

McMurdo type L40 yellow survivor location lifebuoy light with single filament bulb. Used on vessels for hazardous installations such as offshore oil rigs, gas and oil tankers. It is corrosion and tamper proof and the batteries cannot be removed or expended accidentally. This lifebuoy light is possibly the world’s first intrinsically safe lifebuoy light.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
2019-139
Materials:
electrical components (battery type: magnesium/silver chloride cells), glass and plastic (polycarbonate?)
type:
protective and life-saving equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Brown, J.R.D.

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