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Hanging Lamps158 of 785old porcelain/brass 'bare bulb' hanging light fixture #2Czech carnival glass chandelier.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Basic fixtures similar to this were typically used in 'non-fancy/not seen' areas of places that otherwise could benefit from light...closets, basements, yada yada...in the early days of "electricity as a utility". This one in particular was recovered from a late 1920's church attic in TX. Nothing much more than a (typical of the time, still now) brass turnkey light socket suspended from a two-wire twisted cloth covered cord about 20" long, the ceramic 'base' this one hangs from might be slightly unusual in that it is a 2pc affair including 'twist to disconnect' contacts inside. Its brass socket shell, bakelite (?) turnkey knob, and ceramic base all show (maybe) matching 'brand marks' (without an actual name) that I do not otherwise recognize offhand, in addition to its electrical specs info.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      My tiffany lamps had similar porcelain light sockets which would have taken 100-300 watt bulbs in 1925 I imagine. I have also seen them used in some other tri-light torcheres from the 40's to early 50's. I put adapters in them to change to 100 or 60 watt bulbs. Nice find.

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