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1930 Markel fixtures. TWO. More Available
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I’m very pleased to offer TWO circa-1930 ceiling fixtures by Markel!
This listing is for TWO fixtures:
ONE 5-bulb semi-flush
ONE 3-bulb flush-mounted
MARKEL ELECTRIC PRODUCTS
Markel Electric Products (MEP) was founded by Joseph Markel (1888-1966) in 1920. Markel was born in Lithuania and came to the United States in 1891. The company was located at 145 Seneca Street in Buffalo, New York. A century ago, this was a bustling industrial area. Down the street was the thriving Larkin Company, and their globally famous Administration Building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Today, the area is but a shadow of its former thriving self, and block after block is vacant. The Larkin Administration Building itslef was demolished in the 1950s – a stunning act of cultural vandalism.
All large American cities once had busy industrial areas employing millions of workers, most of whom lived just blocks from the factories and walked (or took a streetcar) to work. All this seems like an ancient time, a lost age far, far away when America actually made stuff. Quality stuff, too.
The fixtures are ideal for rooms with low-ish ceilings!
Both fixtures retain their DAZZLING original polychrome finish. STUNNING! The fixtures are aluminum, and much of this is exposed. The silver is complemented by gorgeous polychrome in green, red, and yellow. Wow. Wow!
I have many more such Markel fixtures! I have chandeliers, 4-bulbs, 2-bulbs, and sconces. So if you need additional fixtures just let me know!
Wholly restored and with new wiring, this set 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.
- The 5-bulb is 16-inches wide and hangs down about 9-inches
- The 3-bulb is 13-inches wide and hangs down about 4-inches (not including bulbs).
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.
- The polychrome is original and only required minor touching-up.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!