1910 brass Early Electric kitchen pendant


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I’m very pleased to offer this rare circa-1910 Early Electric brass pendant with Holophane prismatic shades! 

For most of the 19th-century, people lighted their homes with gas. Then, late in the century, gas/electric combination fixtures became available. In the very late 1890s, all-electric fixtures began emerging. So, this beauty is from the first generation of revolutionary lighting.

It’s also large! It’s almost 28-inches wide (shade to shade; 22-wide with no shades). It’s 37-inches long. If you need this adjusted just let me know.

The prismatic Holophane E-9 shades are dazzling.

The fixture has a simplicity about it which indicates that it would have been used in modest commercial settings, or in kitchens. And, today, it’s ideal for same!

When I purchased the fixture it was, curiously, dabbled with tar. This was…difficult to remove, and I had to polish the brass. But the polishing was gentle, so some patina remains. I did not lacquer the brass so day-by-day patina will develop.

All the wiring is new.


The vertical stem will be unscrewed to help with shipping. It will be easy to re-attach it, and instructions will be provided.

This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included). You could use LED bulbs as they will be mostly covered by the shades.

COLOR: Brass.

SIZE: See above. As well, the fitters are 2-1/4-inch.


  • There’s no damage save some minute flea bites to the ribs of the shades. I only noticed when cleaning the shades.
  • The sockets are original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and paper insulators.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!