ANT-454 1920s bank light which is timeless.. Deco .. Edwardian .. Art/Crafts
We were fortunate to obtain five of these fantastic original
bank or commercial building lights. We have restored one, at this time,
and we are offering it now. If multiples are desired, we can accomodate
with some restoration time.
The metal is steel and iron with some minor brass elements all finished
out in an old gold finish. Naturally, with time, this old gold has become like
a worn persian carpet...i.e...a bit muted and a little thin here and there.
But...being purests at heart, we are NOT re-doing the gold and leaving it
as cleaned up a little. It is an antique after all.
The large rim has 20 sockets with a diameter of 48 1/2”
The small rim has only 4 socket with a diameter of 18”
Present height is 55” but can be shorten by as much as 15” if desired.
Naturally...it also can be lengthened to any length.
Completely re-wired to UL standards in our UL shop with new bakelite sockets.
Each socket capable of 100 watt incandescent bulb. We only put a 40 watt bulb
into each socket but much larger wattages, ball shades, are available if a total
of 960 watts is not deemed sufficient. Bulb “do” come with the fixture.
When this fixture was originally built, there was not much of a UL to speak of....so they
played fast and loose with the wiring. But, we are a UL shop, and cannot do that.
So, in the re-wiring of this antique, we separated the lights into three circuits and added a
ground wire for the internal wire used.
All new porcelain sockets were installed and now this item is
truly up to modern code.
All three circuits come together in the canopy where one #12 wire unites
the three circuits for installation.
A heavy duty mounting kit will be supplied.
Simply a great find for that classic ambiance returned.
Going onto the net...and looking up 20s banks and commercial buildings,
this type of light will often be found in several of those old pictures. Where did
they all go ? We have found very few indeed. Especially in multiples.
Price: $2,450.00 each plus shipping costs.