Today, I listed an extraordinary brass Duplexalite!
But what, you may ask, is a Duplexalite?
The Duplexalite Company had a standard model (from top to bottom):
- Ceiling canopy.
- Socket housing.
- Three thin arms which hold a metal shade and a glass shade.
- Large metal shade.
- Bottom glass shade. This shade hangs below the metal shade about an inch. This allows light from the large bulb to be refracted up to the outside of the big metal shade – making it glow magically. The effect at night is truly stunning.
So, these 6 components comprise a Duplexalite and while the components don’t change their design does for respective models. Duplexalite’s were popular from the 1920s through the 1940s and were (and still are) even in the White House.
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