Posted 3 years ago
The "Colored Bacon" comment was from my 10 year-old daughter when she first saw it. I think her description was fairly accurate. The strips are curled under, horizontal raised texture and misshaped, they do look a little like colored bacon.
The metal housing and electric work look somewhat old, my uneducated guess is 60s or 70s.
The glass strips are about 1/4 thick, 21& 1/2" wide by 5 & 1/4" tall. They are held in place by brass button screws to the metal housing that has been painted :o( leaving no identifying marks.
The rubber washers seen around the button screws were purchased and placed there by me, as the glass was chipping from metal on glass on metal.
I purchased it today for a few bucks in a fairly wealthy part of Western Michigan, along Lake Michigan. I had a very good feeling about this piece the moment I laid eyes on it, and have been looking for anything remotely like it for hours. Any ideas, information, help with investigating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking!