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Posted 2 years ago

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toronado
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Here is my latest restoration fixture. I have collected indoor gas fixtures for many years, but this is only my second early electric restoration. I am guessing that it must date to approx late 1880's or early 1890's, as it looks a lot like a kero library lamp I recently restored. Anybody have more information? Thanks

Added 2nd photo of the lower part of fixture to get more detail.
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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    Is it hanging correctly? wait I just turned my monitor on its side and it looks ok now, really it would be nicer looking if I didn't have to do that.
  2. toronado, 2 years ago
    Hope the 2nd picture helps with perspective
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    O.K. ! my monitor thanks you lol. Very pretty item.
  4. mizjane, 2 years ago
    Hi! It looks like an "eternal light" that hangs in some Lutheran, Episcopal and Catholic churches. When the lamp is lit it signfies that there is "blessed" host on the premises, ie. bread and wine.
  5. toronado, 2 years ago
    Thanks, mizjane,

    Might be a possibility. I think this was a gas fixture in its first life. Probably was converted to electric very early, hence the canopy and chains.

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