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Crosshatch Chevron Prism Hood Shade R2278, c1900
Crosshatch Chevron Prism Hood Shade R2278, c1900

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$55.00

Wow. That's what we said when we first saw this beauty. It sparkles and gleams even when unlit. And when lit...well, stand back and admire. No wonder it's so mesmerizing: the angles of the prisms were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs....

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Wide Cone Prism Hood Shade R2282, c1900
Wide Cone Prism Hood Shade R2282, c1900

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$45.00

Don't let the charm of this little glass shade fool you; it's all business. In fact, its prismatic angles were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this could actually double the c...

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Breezy Prism Hood Shade R2286, c1900
Breezy Prism Hood Shade R2286, c1900

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$50.00

Although it's perfectly rigid, this glass shade perfectly captures the look of fabric rippling in a breeze. Remarkable, given that its the result of rigorously scientific design process. Every facet is precisely angled to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed...

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Crinoline Prism Hood Shade R2287, c1900
Crinoline Prism Hood Shade R2287, c1900

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$45.00

Like a hoop skirt worn by a bygone southern lady, this glass shade has a carefully engineered underlying structure belied by its feminine wiles. In fact, its prismatic angles were scientifically designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early ma...

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Arty Prism Hood Shade R2293, c1900
Arty Prism Hood Shade R2293, c1900

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$60.00

This antique shade is a true testament to the glassmaker's art – and science. Each angle of the glass is precisely calculated to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this could actually double the candlepowe...

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Alchemy Prism Hood Shade R2291, c1900
Alchemy Prism Hood Shade R2291, c1900

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$45.00

You can almost hear it swishing back and forth, can't you? While its sense of movement seems magical, this glass shade owes its shape-shifting quality to science. The angle of each prism precisely calculated to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some ear...

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Flutter Prism Hood Shade R2288, c1900
Flutter Prism Hood Shade R2288, c1900

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$45.00

This antique glass shade may look like it's all fluttery delicacy, but it stands on a firm foundation: science. Its prismatic angles were precisely engineered to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. Indeed, some early manufacturers claimed that shades like this cou...

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Twirly Prism Hood Shade R2275, c1900
Twirly Prism Hood Shade R2275, c1900

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$45.00

When we're in a whimsical frame of mind, we'll tell you this shade looks like the skirt of a dancer, swishing back and forth as she twirls about. When we're in a practical frame of mind, we'll tell you this shade was scientifically designed to maximize the dim glow of early bulbs. The glass pri...

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Ribbed and Ruffled Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900
Ribbed and Ruffled Prism Hood Shade R2277, c1900

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$60.00

Like the skirts of a flamenco dancer, this shade is all about movement and dazzle. But that dynamism has a very specific purpose: The glass prisms were carefully designed at the exact angle that would reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. As a matter of fact, some e...

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Vintage Shade
Vintage Shade

R0295

$85.00

Incorporated in 1898, the Holophane Glass Company was responsible for the development of "prismatic glass" - finely crafted clear crystal reflectors that used scientifically designed prism-shaped ribs to evenly and efficiently refract and direct the dim light of early carbon-filament light bulbs...

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Silver Bell Prism Hood Shade R2283, c1900
Silver Bell Prism Hood Shade R2283, c1900

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$55.00

As if its twinkly prismatic pleats weren't enough, this glass antique balloons out festively from its narrow waist – double prettiness! But its aesthetic features are also scientific ones: the prismatic angles were designed to reflect the most light, thus amplifying the dim glow of early bulbs. ...

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