Original Vintage 1940s Solid Copper Wall Mount Electric Sconce Light by Lincoln
This vintage exterior porch sconce light or interior wall mount sconce light, with its classic original "jelly jar" glass shade, is made of solid copper, which will age to a very nice patina in time.
Or you could speed up the aging process by getting a darkening solution or green patina aging solution from a woodworking or hardware store--sort of the opposite process of pickling, which strips and cleans the metal.
But speaking of pickles, I did substitute an actual pickle jar* for the original ribbed jelly jar shade pictured in some of the photos. Add an Edison style LED clear light bulb and I think it gives it a up-cycled, industrial look.
But whether rustic or industrial, either way, it is a charming lighting fixture that would enhance the entry to your home or be a great wall light fixture in a man-cave or den?
SIZE and CONDITION:
The light fixture measures about 9 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Extends about 6 inches from the wall. Takes a standard base electric bulb.
The fixture has acquired some imperfections in its 78 years (minor dents or bends) but is overall pleasing in appearance, as you can see in the photos. The original shade has aged a little. I did wash it but didn't try to clean it further with vinegar or other acid.
The light socket has been replaced with a new, porcelain socket, and as you can see in the photos, when I temporarily wired on a cord, it still works!
As a freebie bonus, I have included an electrical box mounting strap, and decorative nut to attach to your home's electric box at the lighting site, which should work for most electrical boxes.
The original ribbed "jelly jar" glass shade is included and you are welcome to my genuine pickle jar* "shade" too, if you like. Light bulb and temporary electric cord are not included.
Which ever way you use it, it's 1940s Retro Rustic or Industrial Chic Fun!
*Now, about that pickle jar... as the original ribbed jelly jar glass shade is open at the bottom and the pickle jar is not, I would recommend either purchasing a plain walled glass light fixture shade, that is open on the end, if you were using outside. This would prevent it from filling with rain water.
The copper fixture does have vents in the top cap, so for interior use, I think as long as you used a LED light bulb (which does not produce heat but remains cooler) you would be fine using the pickle jar.
Also, since pickle jars were not the intended shade, it does not fit so tightly into the bottom light fixture ring so as to keep it from slipping down a bit. I would recommend 'gluing' it in place, from the bottom, with a thin bead of clear, silicone caulk. (Dry fit it first to check position. For the photographs, I just wrapped a band of clear scotch tape low around the lower portion of the jar, which worked too.) This will hold it up in place for you while in use, yet not be such a permanent solution as to prevent you from switching to the other glass shade, should you want a different look.
Please remember that in general, vintage items, even gently used ones have minor imperfections. Feel free to ask questions. The light fixture is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin (just west of Milwaukee County.)
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