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1940s kitchen pendant by Virden. Red!
1 in stock
I’m very pleased to offer this fabulous late 1940s pendant by Virden!
The VIRDEN Company
The John C. Virden Company was Canadian-based, at 19 Curity Ave in Toronto. They also had a US presence at 6103 Longfellow Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. You can Google search the latter, and “stand” in front of the massive brick factory. It is now long abandoned, and its countless widows broken. But it wasn’t that long ago that this factory – like countless such factories across America – was teeming with life, and supporting millions of families. This, back when America actually made stuff.
There are two glass shades. The lower shade is kinda urn-shaped, has a white finish, and a clear bottom with concentric lines. The upper shade is bowl-shaped, and is red. Red! There are lovely designs, too.
The fixture is perfect for a late 1940s or early 1950s kitchen.
The wiring is new, and cloth-covered like the original. Nice.
The fixture accepts a single 100W bulb. You could also use an energy bulb which would offer more light for the same wattage.
The metal fittings have a nice dark gold patina.
This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
DETAILS: The fixture accepts one standard base 100W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: The fixture hangs down about 26-inches and is 14-inches wide. I can remove up to 10-inches of chain; I can add chain.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The porcelain socket is original with new wiring.
- The metal components have a brass-like finish, and this now has a dark gold patina. The finish looks very good for its age but is clearly vintage.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!