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Lehigh Brass Chandelier 

 

Materials: Brass lampshade, white painted inside. Opaque glass. Brass canopy, cotton wrapped wiring. Brass parts. Bakelite sockets.

Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’ – adjustable

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width: ∅ 52 cm / 20.47”

Glass: ∅ 37,5 cm / 14.76”

Electricity:bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum. 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For the light bulbs inside the lampshade, white or frosted light bulbs are preferred. Clear bulbs creates stripes when lit. 

Period: 1960s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Lehigh Electric Products Co., Allentown, Pensylvania, USA.

The electric parts of this chandelier were made by Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. from Melville, New York. The socket inside the lamp is a double E27 Bakelite socket. On top there are two E14 Bakelite sockets.

Lehigh

The Lehigh company was founded in 1961. It is a family business. The first lamps the company produced were lamps such as this chandelier, all made in shiny brass (or painted brass) with a white/opaque glass diffuser.

Today the Lehigh company is specialised in architectural and performance lighting control systems. They build them for projects all over the United States.

Leviton

Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in 1906 by Isidor Leviton. It is the largest privately held manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment in North America.

 

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Lehigh website

Company profile of Lehigh

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Allentown, Pennsylvania on Wikipedia

Leviton website

Leviton on Wikipedia

Lehigh Brass Chandelier