(1) 30s Benjamin 16" Porcelain Industrial Green Barn Ul Light Vtg Gas Station Bs
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(1) 30s Benjamin 16" Porcelain Industrial Green Barn Ul Light Vtg Gas Station Bs:
(1) 30s Benjamin 16" Porcelain Industrial Green Barn UL Light VTG Gas Station Bs
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY, UP TO 70 AVAILABLE IN ALL CONDITIONS
NEW UL LISTED SOCKETS
WITH A GROUND WIRE
THIS LISTING IS COMPRISED OF LIGHTS THAT DID NOT QUITE MAKE "A" GRADE.
THE LIGHTS PICTURED BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF "B" GRADE LIGHTS IN THIS LISTING
FROM A 1929 BENJAMIN LIGHTING CATALOG
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY, ONE LIGHT PER PURCHASE
These classic green barn/industrial lights are the perfect size for most applications, 16 inch diameter. The rolled and sealed lower rim has a wonderful black band baked right into the porcelain. Thesewere among the highest priced green standard bowl reflectors when originally manufactured in the 1920's - 1940's. They were engineered to be upper-end and theytrulyare.
This listing is comprised of lights that are cosmetically just less than perfect, not quite "A" grade...these are "B's". Expected patina might include minor edge roughness, very small chips or minor weld splatter...hmmm, what is weld splatter you ask. Weld splatter is caused by the sparks created when a welder is arc-welding. In a factory setting, this is often done at ceiling level above the lights. The resulting sparks land on the porcelain shade and melt into it causing tiny pieces of steel to be embedded in the glass-like porcelain. Any splatter on these lights is minor and mostly removed leaving only mild pitting. (It's actuallykind of a neat chapter of the light's journey).The white bottoms of these lights are free from all but the smallest chips. It would be hard to distinguishthese from the more expensive A's when mounted.
In order to allow the light to function as designed, I've added a 3/4 inch extension to the new socket fitter. This allows the bulb to extend an additional 3/4 inch into the shade for better illumination. Today's bulbs are far shorter than they were when this light was manufactured. The extension is also perfect for the use of LED bulbs. (Don't let your bulbs get lost in the neck). And last but not least, the machined extension is designed to provide a good, solid ground, my commercial and safety consciousbuyers LOVE this option....pass your inspections!!
These lights would do well outdoors as well as inside. The socket is nicely protected with new factory cut cork gaskets. These lights are the perfect light for gooseneck mounting.
The newer down-rods are 6" long. Other rod lengths available for the asking are 3" and 12".
The diameter of the shade is 16 inches. From the bottom of the shade to the point that the down-rod screws in is 9.5". The complete light is 16.5" tall.If no other choices are specified during checkout or an email soon after, the lights will ship with 6" down-rods.
The newer UL listed swivel hangers allow the lights to hang plumb, (vertical)even if your ceiling is not level, (horizontal) and also allows the lights to resist damage from accidental, (or purposeful), bumps and bruises.
In order to safely ship the lights, they will be disassembled, to be easily reassembled by the buyer.
Please feel free to ask questions prior to offerding.
I'm a very fast and careful shipper. These lights will be packed very well.
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OLD INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING LLC
Although we offer full refunds for defective or inaccurately described items,most of the items we sell are vintage or no longer in production. All items are sold as is and there is no implied warranty. It is your responsibility to assure the items are compatible to your needs and other equipment, and are safe. By purchasing an item, you agree to take full responsibility and liability for the use, installation, maintenance, and operation of the item as well as any and all consequences which come out of its purchase, use and/or misuse.Item # 112841153495 Benj 16 gr