1910 NEW OLD STOCK early electric pendants PAIR

$800.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this remarkable opportunity:

A pair of never used Early Electric pendants!

This listing is for two fixtures.

THE BACK STORY:
Recently, while attending a rural auction, I came across box filled to the top with carefully packed…something. I started gently pulling out the wrapped items, one after another, and began unwrapping. I was stunned to discover a cache of never-used Early Electric components including porcelain sockets, porcelain canopies, glass shades, and brass fitters. All in mint, never-used condition. And this listing reflects some of this discovery.

Fixtures such as these were used from the late 1890s through to the 1930s, and were normally placed in utility areas of a home, or in simple commercial applications. You would not, for example, have seen such fixtures in the main hall of a bank. These fixtures were inexpensive in their day and thus not highly regarded. Consequently, they were casually discarded over the decades. Today, their rarity has hugely inflated their value. As well, their innate simplicity is now much appreciated.

The sockets are again, porcelain. The ceiling canopies are porcelain The shades are white glass. The turn-keys are by Paulding. The cloth-covered wiring is new.

The length of the fixtures is easily adjusted by pulling up the cloth cord through the ceiling canopy. The current length is 38-1/2-inches long.

This pair is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixtures accept standard base 60W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above. As well, the shades are 8-inches wide and with 2-1/4-inch fitters.
CONDITION:

  • The fixtures are in mint, unused condition.
  • The porcelain sockets are vintage and in excellent condition.
  • The cloth-covered wiring is new.
  • The porcelain canopies have subtle manufacturing irregularities.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!