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VINTAGE BARN LIGHTS  - by Christine

Gooseneck Barn Light - Vintage Industrial Lighting, Explosion Proof Lighting,

   Porcelain Enamel Pendant Lights, RECLAIMED-UPCYCLED Vintage Industrial Lighting 
                                
ORIGINAL PORCELAIN/ENAMEL WAREHOUSE/RLM SHADES WITH GOOSENECK ARMS -
   ORIGINAL BARN LIGHTS - ORIGINAL VINTAGE REFLECTOR SHADES  
VINTAGE BENJAMIN, IVANHOE, GOODRICH ELECTRIC, MILLER, ABOLITE, APPLETON ELECTRIC, WHEELER & 
CROUSE-HINDS SHADES & FIXTURES,
VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL MILK GLASS REFLECTORS, VINTAGE HOLOPHANE,  VINTAGE EXPLOSION PROOF LIGHTING,
CROUSE-HINDS CEILING LIGHTS BRINGS VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL CHIC TO TODAY'S HOME OR LOFT.

 

 

HISTORY OF WAREHOUSE/RLM SHADES - THEN AND NOW


In the 1920's, with the increased need for illumination in factories and warehouses, train stations, gas stations, public buildings and streets, manufacturers offered lighting fixtures designed to meet these needs with the first Porcelain Enamel RLM shades used to protect the lighting source.  Designed to illuminate downward, they were hung from ceilings, mounted on poles and walls, the white interior offered the most reflective abilities possible.  The porcelain enamel finish was perfect as it offered a slick surface, nothing would stick to, it withstood all chemical and natural elements both inside and outside without compromise, of color, shine or function.   It is for all these properties that these fixtures were indestructable!  In 1963, strict EPA Regulations for air pollution standards involving the manufacturing of steel and the Porcelain Enamel finishing process, forced the end of the manufacturing of these fixtures.

                               


Where have these rescued warehouse/factory lighting fixtures been?  In doing research...I visited the online LIBRARY OF CONGRESS site and found some photos in their archive section.  The photos were not originally taken to focus on the lighting....but look closely, you will see them all over the factories, suspended with cords or pipes. In those days, these were just common place, 100 years later, they are a reminder of the quality, durability and function that they still present today.

 

 

I am pleased to present a collection of 200+ of these "ORIGINALS". They have been rescued, cleaned and restored to amazing condition.

 

 




 

Below are a few of the 150+ " ORIGINAL " Vintage Warehouse/Factory Reflectors offered for sale in matching quanities of 1-20!  Each with a history....each with a story.....each one just as it was 100+ years ago.

                            


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ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN DOME REFLECTORS WITH COMMON PIPE MATCHING PAIR OF ORIGINAL VINTAGE OVERBAGH AND AYRES MFG 12 DIAMETER REFLECTOR PENDANTS SET OF FOUR MATCHING 16 DIAMETER IVANHOE DEEP BOLW REFLECTOR INDUSTRIAL LIGHTS
ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN DOME REFLECTOR BARN LIGHT MATCHING PAIR OF 14 DIAMETER REFLECTOR PENDANTS MATCHING PAIR OF 12 DIAMETER SHALLOW DOME REFLECTOR PENDANT LIGHTS

ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN DOME REFLECTOR WITH TURNLOCK HOOD 14 DIAMETER  MATCHING PAIR OF SHALLOW DOME REFLECTORS SET OF FOUR ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN EXPLOSION PROOF LIGHTS

ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN DOME REFLECTORS WITH COMMON PIPE PAIR OF MATCHING 10 DIAMETER SHALLOW DOME REFLECTOR BARN LIGHTS 12 DIAMETER SHALLOW DOME REFLECTORS WITH BAKELITE TURN PADDLE SOCKETS
12 DIAMETER ORIGINAL VINTAGE MILK GLASS REFLECTOR WITH PULL CHAIN AND CLUSTER SOCKET 16 DIAMETER ORIGINAL VINTAGE BENJAMIN SHALLOW DOME REFLECTOR BARN LIGHT SET OF THREE ORIGINAL VINTAGE 10 DIAMETER TIN REFLECTOR PENDANTS 1 SET AVAILABLE