Super Rare Equipoise Fixture with McCreary Shade, circa 1910

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Never has so little articulation been given so much over-design as in the Equipoise bracket. Patented, circa 1907-1908, the Equipoise was designed to keep the angle of the shade consistent as one moved the bracket through a range of motions and hold the arm in place when it was released. Yesterday's over-engineering is today's quirky charm and like the rooster's flashy comb, the elaborate scrolled decoration at the top draws attention to this fixture that rules the roost of collectable industrial lighting.
The distinctive 3-1/4" cased green shade with ground glass bottom is rare itself. This type of shade was originally patented by Sylvanus R. Kneeland of the Kneeland Reflector Company in Boston, though it was frequently referred to as a McCreary shade after one of Kneeland's best-known licensed distributors.

Finish: Waxed original.
Height: 24".
Projection: 14".
Shade diameter: 7-1/2".
Base length: 5".
Base width: 3".
Sockets: (1) 60W.
Fitter size: 3-1/4".

Notes: Mounting hardware not included.

Details

    Dimensions
    24 in. H x 14 in. W x 7.5 in. D
    61 cm H x 36 cm W x 19 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU100621162700
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