VERY LARGE Vintage Benjamin White Porcelain Enamel Light -20 inch

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This was a great find! The size and quantity of these shades is very rare. The setup you see here is one of the ways they hung before they were removed from high inside the ceiling of the Missouri Pacific Railroad General Locomotive and Railcar Repair Shop in central Missouri (later became Union Pacific Railroad). The building was constructed in 1904, and for years was the largest railroad locomotive and car repair shop west of the Mississippi River (See Photos of how they originally hung). The light shade has a 20" diameter. I disassembled and cleaned all the components of each light. The metal neck has been sealed with polyurethane to provide rust-free protection. The interior use of these lights over the years have resulted in their great preserved condition.The sockets were disassembled, cleaned, and professionally rewired for safe use. They have a mogul style (one size larger than standard) socket that is rated at 1500 watts and 600 volts. That's a lot of light! I will be including a socket adapter for each light that easily screws directly into the original mogul base. This allows the buyer to use any standard base household bulb of any wattage desired (including all fluorescent or LED lights available today). This light also allows for high wattage flood lights if a large amount of lumens is desired for your lighting application.

  • Total drop height as pictured is 21" (this dimension can be customized to any length)
  • Individual shade diameter is 20"
I can customize the fixture in several ways, please call or message for pricing of upgrades (some mild upgrades are complimentary/included)
  • I can adjust the drop height shorter or longer depending on your needs.
  • A swivel mount can be added for self leveling on sloped ceiling applications. (see last photo for examples of swivel style mounts) ... plus the swivels just look cool.
  • I am also selling these lights in a double pendant style fixture you can see in the next to last photo. Be sure to check out my eBay store for those and lots of great vintage lighting.
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