The Lighthouse Preservation Society completed the process of researching, engineering, and fabricating ten missing historic brass vents in our latest lighthouse preservation project, the restoration of the two Newburyport Range Light towers. We would like to offer these custom-made handcrafted replicas to you, so the lighthouse(s) you own or manage can benefit.
These working replicas are not available anywhere else, and with the majority of our nation’s lighthouses missing these historic artifacts, chances are that you may need them in order to complete the restoration of your lighthouse.
Our brass louvers come in two different finishes:
1. Rough Finished Brass. Does not need to be polished.
2. Polished Brass, with a lacquer finish, for a high-maintenance, but more finished look.
From what we’ve seen in the field, most lighthouses seem to be missing both the backing plates and the louvers, leaving holes in the lantern room walls. Occasionally, there are situations where the old metal backing plates still cover the vent holes, but the sliding brass louvers are missing,so you are unable to regulate the airflow. If this is your situation, then our brass louvers only are what you need.