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Alleycat1's likes2 of 14Pre 1934 Rosenthal china pattern cobalt blue gold encrustedprobably Barovier & Toso
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Mama9
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    Can anyone date this fixture and/or does anyone know the manufacturer? I was told it was from Old Salem but I cannot prove or disprove that information.

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    1. EJW-54 EJW-54, 4 years ago
      Hi, I don't know for sure but could be 1930's - 1940's would be my guess. it looks like it would hold a 6" base globe and I have seen similar ones in old photo's with gas pump globes on them.
    2. Alleycat1, 4 years ago
      well they didn't get electric in old Salem till 1920's.. so work from there ...smiling
      https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/preservation-sought-for-idols-power-station-on-yadkin/article_4c33d672-489c-11e2-8470-0019bb30f31a.html
    3. Alleycat1, 4 years ago
      I see the makers name on it in the inside...? ...
    4. Misneac, 2 years ago
      No doubt I'm late to the party, but I'm curious as to what you discovered about this light. I have an identical one, sans fixture. I got mine in Midcoast Maine.
    5. jimjr, 2 years ago
      The manufacturer could very well be Benjamin Electric Co. Looks like it may be from the early 1900's up to the 1930's. Benjamin made heavy-duty cast iron fixtures used in municipalities. I have a similar fixture from an old town building. I hope this info. helps!!!

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