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Post# 383349   12/31/2017 at 14:43 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Does anyone else like old light fixtures?

I've always liked them. I especially like the old porcelain lights with pull chains. As a kid the house next door had a Porcelier white porcelain fixture in one bathroom with a pull chain and outlet. The other bathroom had a chrome fluorescent light with an outlet on one end and twist switch on the other. I went in the house while the guy was fixing up and rewiring it, and asked if I could have the fluorescent light, the guy said sure he had just taken it down, but mom said no. I also asked for the porcelain light and would have been allowed to have it, but they broke it removing it but I do have the socket and switch they saved for me.

I also like the porcelain bare bulb round lights with pull chains seen in closets. Whenever we went to the hardware store I would go to that aisle while my dad went after whatever he needed to look at the lights. Asked for one to no avail, but did end up getting one for Christmas. I was a weird kid, rather have lights and fans than toys. lol

Anyway, I've gotten back into collecting these lights last few months and have acquired a few new ones from the home centers. Especially with pull chains and outlets on them. I'm on the lookout for vintage ones especially.

I also like to collect old wall outlets, and have found several interesting ones at Habitat over the years.





Post# 383367 , Reply# 1   12/31/2017 at 22:38 by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Love the old electrics

I grew up in a house built in 1880, with a carriage
house instead of a garage in the back. Its coal-
burning furnace was converted to natural gas.
The old brass floor registers would get blazing hot
on bare feet.
The light switches were both the big twist knob kind,
and the push button rockers with brass switch plates and
bakelite buttons with abalone insets.

We had an electric etched frosted glass chandelier
in the dining room with four single lights around.

I loved that house SO much!!





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