This is a reproduction of a 19th-century British marine light used to transmit Morse code. This Most Excellent floor lamp evokes grand ocean liners and Old Hollywood. Available from Restoration Hardware, this solid cast aluminum lamp features a machine-turned gear mechanism that acts as a crank to smoothly position the light head up or down. Louvers on the lamp adjust to any angle, while a telescopic tripod base moves to the desired height. This lamp is sure to make a strong statement in any home.