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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2018, 03:22:51 PM »
Last item is quantity 4 of these glass lamp shapes.  Vintage Curtis X Ray shades.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2018, 07:24:47 PM »
This is an interesting Candlestick.  Seems like an ordinary candlestick, until you notice the lever is on the right instead of the left.  So I thought maybe it's just put together backward.  The tab on the base is on the front, not the back.   The date on the base is aug 16 04 sept 13 04 jan 26 15, same as the 20al, or 40al.  The base and stem are brass.  No markings on the Perch.   Original paint is in great condition.  Has the updated transmitter and receiver, but is attached to a 534A subset.  Haven't torn it apart yet, but I don't see any dates.  Notice the terminal board in the base of the phone - also notice that there isn't a mounting bracket mounted to the stem either.  The two end screws in the bottom plate screw into the terminal board.  Any ideas about a model number or where it would have been used?
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #107 on: January 15, 2018, 07:25:17 PM »
More pics
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #108 on: January 15, 2018, 09:54:02 PM »
That is very interesting, I have never seen a stick with that setup in the base. Anybody?
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #109 on: January 15, 2018, 10:13:03 PM »
Last item is quantity 4 of these glass lamp shapes.  Vintage Curtis X Ray shades.

Iíve never seen anything like those lamp shades! Well....except maybe these that I have. I have the two shown below and two spares as well. Havenít broken one yet but they look quite fragile!

And, I can fill in some blanks. Of course there could have been many uses for these but being as yours (like mine) are telephone related, they are aisle lamps from Automatic COís. Mine were acquired at the removal of British Columbiaís 4th Automatic SxS exchange installation at the provinces capital city of Victoria installed in 1930. No such thing as fluorescent lights then, these had 150 watt bulbs in them every 8 feet or so down every aisle.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #110 on: January 16, 2018, 10:44:35 AM »
Nice.  I need to find the fixture to mount the glass shade to.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #111 on: January 16, 2018, 11:05:35 AM »
There probBly wasnít one. Mine are mounted on wood painted black with old fashioned ceramic sockets screwed to the wood. The guy who gave them to me riggged itbuo for over his pool table.

I recall newer versions of incandescent light shades (similar shape to the bankers desk lamp shades) being effectively mounted directly to electrical boxes with ridged conduit running between each of the boxes. Many of the SxS COís that I worked in through the 70ís and 80ís were built in the 40ís and 50ís had incandescent bulbs/fixtures running along the back aisles and continuos strings of fluorescent fixtures in the front aisles. Back aisle lighting wasnít switched on very often where front aisle lighting was on all day long and likely depended on the CO guys whether it was turned off at night when they went home.

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #112 on: January 16, 2018, 11:09:37 AM »
Would a standard light fixture shade holder base (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Westinghouse-4-in-White-Glass-Shade-Holder-Kit-7023800/204836032) work for these?  I see that Home Depot has them in at least two sizes.

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #113 on: January 16, 2018, 11:19:18 AM »
Those wonít, these shades have a very narrow opening but yes they have the typical rolled over lip that three or four screws from the side will hold on to.

I just have CFL type floodlights in mine.

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #114 on: January 16, 2018, 11:19:35 AM »
The opening at the top is 2 1/4" o.d.  I'm going to hit Home Depot in a couple days after the snow melts a little and see what they might have.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #115 on: January 16, 2018, 11:26:45 AM »
Identical model numbers (696) to each of our shades and ironic that we each have four of them. Decal is identical except mine has a Toronto Canada and yours Chicago Illinois. Probably an early predecessor to floodlights from a time when incandescent bulbs had not been around for all that long!

Being these are likely so fragile...I wonder if there would be a market for them?

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #116 on: January 16, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
A specialty lighting store may have appropriate holders for these shades.

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #117 on: January 16, 2018, 03:02:49 PM »
Next Box  - unopened Telephone Trivia game.  Then an unusual Stromberg ringer.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #118 on: January 16, 2018, 09:14:46 PM »
Everyone should have one of these.  Noteworthy Message Center.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #119 on: January 16, 2018, 11:21:23 PM »
Are they a Nortel item?

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