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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Here is the rare, whimsical, airplane Art Deco ceiling light fixture I have in my bedroom, circa 1930-1940. It was designed by The Moe Brothers Inc of Fort Atkinson Wisconsin. Henrik and Moe were brothers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two brothers, along with some other entrepreneurs, were the owners of the Moe-Bridges Co., a lighting fixtures manufacturing company, formed in 1919. Problems within the management led to the exit of the two brothers from the company in the late 1920's. The brothers formed a new lighting fixtures company and called it the Moe Brothers Manufacturing.

    When I bought it, it came in it's original box and was probably never installed before. It's also shown in Jim Linz's "Art Deco Chrome" book. Three chrome airplanes circle the white milk glass globe on a red enameled band. There's also a chrome propeller below the light globe and the base is fluted chrome. I always get a lot of compliments on this fixture from visitors at my home because it's so fun and unique!

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    1. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 11 years ago
      That's really cool. And to have it in that great condition is awesome. Enjoy!
    2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      It must be HUGE ! how big around is the light ? I LOVE IT but you'd need the right place to put it.
    3. Arisellon Arisellon, 11 years ago
      Thanks. Actually, it's not that large. It's about 12" wide and about 5" deep...probably about the size of any standard ceiling fixture. The pics probably make it look larger than it is.
    4. mhlatke, 10 years ago
      Great light fixture, can't believe you found it in the box! I have the same one outside my master bedroom in the hall. Love the chrome airplanes - goes great with my DC-3 smoking stand too.
    5. Arisellon Arisellon, 10 years ago
      Yeah, I've saved the box for potential resale in the future. There's one of these up for sale on Ebay currently (without a box), and I'm curious to see how much it sells for.
    6. AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Running over to eBay to find this right now. LOVE this light.
    7. cindyjune cindyjune, 10 years ago
      Absolutely love it! How cool to have the airplanes around the light like they are coming in for a landing:)
    8. Arisellon Arisellon, 7 years ago
      I found one for sale on Ebay if anyone is looking to purchase one:
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      OMG -- is this ever SWEET!! Now that is a Light!!
    10. microbuss, 4 years ago
      I only joined to ask you & I knows its been 7 years lol
      To ask if there was any way you could make that propeller on the lamp
      I have one exactly like this but ever since I was a kid, moved out of the house this lamp was in
      It never had a propeller on it!
    11. Arisellon Arisellon, 3 years ago
      Honestly, I don't know how you could make the propeller. But the propeller is original to the fixture...

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