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WHITLEY BAY
St Mary’s lighthouse on St Mary’s Island (also known as Bait Island) in Whitley Bay.
Built by Mr. J. Livingstone Miller of Tynemouth in 1897-1898 to a cost of £8000. Three quarters of a million bricks were used in the construction of the tower, and it is 120ft (36.6 metres) from base to vane. The two lighthouse keepers’ houses were built of Heworth stone, and the lighthouse of brick covered in cement, with a novelty for that day and age - a covered passage for the keepers to pass from their cottages to the tower “in comfort and security however furiously the elements may rage outside”, to quote a newspaper from that time.
On 31st August 1898 the lighthouse was illuminated for the first time.

WHITLEY BAY

St Mary’s lighthouse on St Mary’s Island (also known as Bait Island) in Whitley Bay.

Built by Mr. J. Livingstone Miller of Tynemouth in 1897-1898 to a cost of £8000. Three quarters of a million bricks were used in the construction of the tower, and it is 120ft (36.6 metres) from base to vane. The two lighthouse keepers’ houses were built of Heworth stone, and the lighthouse of brick covered in cement, with a novelty for that day and age - a covered passage for the keepers to pass from their cottages to the tower “in comfort and security however furiously the elements may rage outside”, to quote a newspaper from that time.

On 31st August 1898 the lighthouse was illuminated for the first time.

BELLE TOUT AT BEACHY HEAD
…Of the gray choughs, and ever restless daws, 
With clamour, not unlike the chiding hounds, 
While the lone shepherd, and his baying dog, 
Drive to thy turfy crest his bleating flock. 
The high meridian of the day is past, 
And Ocean now, reflecting the calm Heaven, 
Is of cerulean hue; and murmurs low 
The tide of ebb, upon the level sands. 
The sloop, her angular canvas shifting still, 
Catches the light and variable airs 
That but a little crisp the summer sea. 
Dimpling its tranquil surface….

An excerpt of a poem entitled ‘Beachy Head’ by Charlotte Smith 1749-1806 (before the lighthouse was ever built)

BELLE TOUT AT BEACHY HEAD

…Of the gray choughs, and ever restless daws, 
With clamour, not unlike the chiding hounds, 
While the lone shepherd, and his baying dog, 
Drive to thy turfy crest his bleating flock. 
The high meridian of the day is past, 
And Ocean now, reflecting the calm Heaven, 
Is of cerulean hue; and murmurs low 
The tide of ebb, upon the level sands. 
The sloop, her angular canvas shifting still, 
Catches the light and variable airs 
That but a little crisp the summer sea. 
Dimpling its tranquil surface….
An excerpt of a poem entitled ‘Beachy Head’ by Charlotte Smith 1749-1806 (before the lighthouse was ever built)
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
A gem of a thing, the Blacklamp crown is machined from titanium, finished with a polished face, bead-blasted sides and back. The face is engraved with the Unicode map symbol for a lighthouse, filled with black ceramic. The icon’s central dot has been replaced with a tritium gas insert. The radioactive gas is incapsulated within a glass vial, encased in a nickel silver cylinder with a sapphire glass window. This self-glowing device is machined and fitted into the centre of the crown emitting a dull glow for 11 years. Your own little lighthouse.

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

A gem of a thing, the Blacklamp crown is machined from titanium, finished with a polished face, bead-blasted sides and back. The face is engraved with the Unicode map symbol for a lighthouse, filled with black ceramic. The icon’s central dot has been replaced with a tritium gas insert. The radioactive gas is incapsulated within a glass vial, encased in a nickel silver cylinder with a sapphire glass window. This self-glowing device is machined and fitted into the centre of the crown emitting a dull glow for 11 years. Your own little lighthouse.

Quadrant
A new black leather strap, designed to compliment the textured case of the Blacklamp. It is water resistant to 100m, lined with India Rubber. Titanium buckle included.

Quadrant

A new black leather strap, designed to compliment the textured case of the Blacklamp. It is water resistant to 100m, lined with India Rubber. Titanium buckle included.

"Gentlemen…
…just wanted to pass on that I received the Blacklamp this morning. The watch exceeds all my expectations and makes the wait for you to tend to the details now well understood. Pictures online do no justice to this time piece as to appreciate the details can only be by holding it hand. Thank you."
60 SECONDS
A 60 second exposure after being in the sunlight for a short burst. An amazing photo, exaggerating the Moonglow’s luminescence. The watch is shown on its default strap the black Quadrant.

60 SECONDS

A 60 second exposure after being in the sunlight for a short burst. An amazing photo, exaggerating the Moonglow’s luminescence. The watch is shown on its default strap the black Quadrant.

LOOKING PAST
It is not always about the Moonglow ring ;-) The case, the texture, the feel of the material, the crystal and the crown. The dial with all those details, the markers, large sub-seconds and colours. The case backs, the movement and its modifications. The strap and buckle and all the lighthouses of England and its name, the Blacklamp.
Schofield main site

LOOKING PAST

It is not always about the Moonglow ring ;-) The case, the texture, the feel of the material, the crystal and the crown. The dial with all those details, the markers, large sub-seconds and colours. The case backs, the movement and its modifications. The strap and buckle and all the lighthouses of England and its name, the Blacklamp.

Schofield main site

THE BLACKLAMP CASE BACK
Through 2.5 millimetres of sapphire crystal, the Untias hand-wound movement runs at 18,000 beats per hour (BPH) or 2.5Hz. The second hand advancing every 0.2 of a second, creating a sweeping effect that sets the mechanical watch apart from the quartz (Sauterelle complications excluded). 

Blacklamp

THE BLACKLAMP CASE BACK

Through 2.5 millimetres of sapphire crystal, the Untias hand-wound movement runs at 18,000 beats per hour (BPH) or 2.5Hz. The second hand advancing every 0.2 of a second, creating a sweeping effect that sets the mechanical watch apart from the quartz (Sauterelle complications excluded). 

Blacklamp

TITANIUM BUCKLES & YELLOW MILLERAIN
The Titanium buckles were first conceived for the Blacklamp, featuring the Blacklamp specific modified Schofield logo. This logo variant shows the Moonglow ring as the light source at the centre of the beam of light device. Shown here with the Yellow Millerain strap and the Customer only strap kit.

TITANIUM BUCKLES & YELLOW MILLERAIN

The Titanium buckles were first conceived for the Blacklamp, featuring the Blacklamp specific modified Schofield logo. This logo variant shows the Moonglow ring as the light source at the centre of the beam of light device. Shown here with the Yellow Millerain strap and the Customer only strap kit.

WIRED
This amazing photo was shot by James Day for Wired Magazine. The Schofield Blacklamp heads up their fetish watch section in this months watch supplement. You can get a copy pretty much anywhere.

WIRED

This amazing photo was shot by James Day for Wired Magazine. The Schofield Blacklamp heads up their fetish watch section in this months watch supplement. You can get a copy pretty much anywhere.

PRIVET HAWK MOTH
We would forgive you for thinking we set these up! The wonders of our Sussex wildlife climbing all over the things we make.The Privet Hawk Moth is our largest resident moth. Attracted to the light (Schofield EDC torch)

PRIVET HAWK MOTH

We would forgive you for thinking we set these up! The wonders of our Sussex wildlife climbing all over the things we make.The Privet Hawk Moth is our largest resident moth. Attracted to the light (Schofield EDC torch)

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