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Classical 4th and 5th Order Fresnel Lenses

TITLE:   Fresnel Lens

CAPTION:  Fresnel Lens:
1. Classical fourth order manufactured by Barbier, Benard & Turenne.
2. Classical fifth order manufactured by L. Sautter & Cie, used in Michigan City lighhoused (sic) 1858-1982.
PUBLISHER:  Custom Graphic Prducts by Creeko Creations
POSTMARK: None ~ Not Used Postally

Historic Lighthouse Lens from Cape Disappointment

TITLE:  Historic Lighthouse Lens from Cape Disappointment

CAPTION:  Huge Fresnel lens from the Cape Disappointment lighthouse, manufactured in 1822 in France for about $3000.  Lens was lighted with 18 wicks which burned five gallons of oil in a night.  It is estimated it would cost more than $6 million to make another lens like it today.  It is currently on display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Fort Canby.
PUBLISHER: © published by PHOTO NEIL
POSTMARK:  None ~ Not Used Postally

Third Order Fresnel Lens, Fairport Harbor Lighthouse, OH

TITLE: Third Order Fresnel Lens, Originally installed at Fairport Harbor Lighthouse.

CAPTION:  The original third order Fresnel Lens was installed in the lighthouse tower in 1858 and is now housed in the Fairport Harbor Maritime Museum.  129 South Street, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, 44077
POSTCARD ID: 64169845
PUBLISHER: Dist. and Photo by Dave Chaney-Chardon
POSTMARK:  None ~ Not used postally.

Fresnel Lens ~ Twin Lights (Navesink) Lighthouse, NJ

TITLE: South Tower Lens, Twin Lights Lighthouse, Highlands, New Jersey

CAPTION: This “hyper radiant” bivalve lens used an electric arc light and at 25,000,000 candlepower was for many years the most powerful light in the United States.  The light rotated through the night powered by a clockwork Drive would every four hours.
POSTCARD ID: TLHS-9 & 35126510
PUBLISHER: Pub. by H.K Barnett, Allison Park, PA
POSTMARK: None, Not Used Postally