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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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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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Icicle Prism Hood Shade R2290, c1900
Icicle Prism Hood Shade R2290, c1900

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$45.00

We love that the edge of this glass shade looks like icicles dripping in a spring thaw. In point of fact, each prismatic angle was 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 a...

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