Deck Prisms and Fishing Floats

Deck prisms were used for centuries aboard sailing ships to provide a safe source of natural light below decks. Set into the decks catching the sunlight and filtering it through the diamond like inserts, prisms were used to refract light into the lower quarters of ships. These replicas make wonderful paperweights or nautical accents. A lighted base is available for the larger deck prism.

The glass floats or fishing floats were once used by fishermen to keep their nets afloat. Around 1840, Norway was the first country to start production and use of glass fishing floats. Japan started using the glass floats as early as 1910. By the 1940s, glass had replaced wood or cork throughout much of Europe, Russia and North American. These replica glass fishing floats are nice accents in coastal homes and cottages.