I.P. Frink Linolite "Telephones" Antique Brass Signage Pendant, c1915

Item # R2684


Item # R2684

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There are so many levels of irony around obsolete technologies in this fantastic and very special commercial signage pendant, we hardly know where to start…

First, you have to understand that there was a time when people didn't carry their phones (known as "telephones" back then) around everywhere they went. Second, the idea that commercial signage could be handmade of solid brass to last for centuries in a classically-inspired style (today we'd call this "postmodern" with a touch of scorn) must be accepted as artistically relevant. And third, we need to recognize that there was time before fluorescent tubes and LED light strips when discreet linear-shaped lighting for specialty signage applications was not just hard to find – it had only recently been patented (invented by Alfred Beuttell in England in 1902, "Linolite" lamps had single long filaments that ran from one end to the other – later known as "lumiline" lamps).

But enough tongue-in-cheek history – who can resist this fixture's ample charm in the present? Take it home today to ensure your children a thoroughly confusing future.

  • Historical Style: Industrial
  • Note: Require thin bulb like suggested below

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