1940s kitchen fixture by Luminous Company


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I’m very pleased to offer this extraordinary circa-1940 dome ceiling fixture!

Well, WOW!

The fixture was manufactured by the Luminous Equipment Company of Chicago.

The fixture would be ideal for a kitchen. To one side of the ribbed glass shade is a wondrous clear spherical section. This is, I presume, for directional lighting. So, if the fixture were on your kitchen ceiling, you would point the clear sphere towards, say, the sink for additional lighting. In any event, I just LOVE the clear sphere!

The scale is impressive. The top width is 20-inches. The shade is almost 14-inches wide. The height is 10-inches.

The shade sits in a metal ring, which is attached by two clips to the upper housing. The clips have short chains which prevent them from accidentally opening. Cool.

The upper housing is surrounded by distinctive holes to help with ventilation. The bottom of the glass shade also has to hole to aid with ventilation.

There are three sockets, each accepting a 100W bulb.

The fixture looks like something which would have been on the spaceship from the 1951 movie classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still.

With new sockets and wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts three standard base 100W bulbs (not included).
COLOR: Steel. Glass.
SIZE: See above.

  • The upper rim of the shade has a 3-inch-wide chip. This cannot be seen with the shade in place (The metal rim covers it).
  • The shade has some manufacturing irregularities (including small bubbles). This is normal.
  • The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.
  • The steel has some minor age spots and minor dings.

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