1950s Duplexalites. SIX


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I’m very pleased to offer this extraordinary opportunity:
SIX rare Duplexalite pendants!

Yes! SIX! I have never before been able to offer more than two.

But what, you may ask, is a Duplexalite?

The Miller Company created a fixture they dubbed Duplexalite. I sell a number of these wonderful fixtures each year (see link below). There is a wide variety in terms of colors, patterns, and details, but each Duplexalite comprises a single 300W socket, a glass bottom shade, and a large metal shade above. The fixtures throw a lot of light UP, and thus a highly diffused, flattering light quality is the result. You can even find Duplexalites in the White House!

However, these Duplexalites are really rare. They are the last generation of Duplexalites and date circa-1950.

As mentioned, the fixtures accept a whopping 300W bulb (Mogul base).

The metal shades retain their original enameled finish, and this is a very pale beige. When the fixtures are lighted the shades magically turn white. The effect is stunning.

The metal components are brass and with a dark patina.

The bottom glass shades have a lovely stepped detail. There is a hole in the center. This appears a design detail, rather than a place for a finial to be mounted as there is no evidence of a finial (there would be some rust stains inside the hole from a mounting pin).

The fixtures are now 32-inches long (and 16-wide). I can remove up to 11-inches of chain; I can add chain.

The set retains all its original glass shades, chains, and ceiling canopies. Wow.

To me, these are more than just attractive old lights. These are really cool old lights, and would be a knock-out in a  kitchen.

Wholly restored and with new wiring, this set is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!


  • The fixtures accept one Mogul-base 300W bulb (not included).
  • Each ceiling canopy had a hole for a pull-chain option. I installed a brass plug.
  • The chain holder just under the ceiling canopy has an open section. This is a standard Duplexalite detail.

COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above.

  • The enameled finish on the shades has some minor wear and minor areas of loss along the top/bottom edges.
  • The porcelain sockets are original with new wiring.

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