Porcelain and Brass Pendant with Franklin Prismatic Reflector, c1915

Item #R2268

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Much of the best industrial lighting draws its appeal from a few choice details. This antique original proves the point: the brass-capped porcelain socket, twisted cloth cord, and brass clamp-on shade holder elevate an otherwise ho-hum piece to a holy-cow masterwork.

Even better, the pendant wears a bulb-framing prismatic reflector shade. This darling little shade was made by Gillinder Franklin Glass of Philadelphia, which patented a similar design in 1905. While prismatic reflectors were engineered and marketed as highly "scientific" devices to amplify the dim light of early bulbs, they also happen to look utterly lovely.

Price $265.00

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Product Specifications

  • Finish: Waxed Original
  • Length without bulb: 30"
  • Diameter: 7-1/2"
  • Canopy Diameter: 4-3/4"
  • Sockets: (1) 60W
  • Fitter Size: 2-1/4"


  • Historical Style: Industrial

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