Blue Quilted Glass Mercury X-Ray Shade Pendant. This is a genuine antique X-Ray reflector in quilted blue glass pattern. It is a double walled blue mercury glass lamp shade measuring 230mm across at the base. There is some degradation of the silvered surface from age but it is not chipped or cracked. A filament LED A75 will best suit this fitting to accommodate the shape of the glass.
These are original “X-Ray” brand reflectors made in the USA 80 years or so ago. They were designed to use as high intensity shop fittings where a strong reflector was required. Older style bulbs were not as intense as modern bulbs and so these shades provided a high degree of reflecting capacity. The mirrored glass is on the outside as well as the interior, leaving air space between the 2 surfaces for silvering. The mirrored outside gives the lights a very distinctive look and given their age, they are in great condition.
The solid brass lamp holder E27 fitting , 24O V, 4A with choice of plated brass color, ceramic terminal insert. Cord Grip mechanism insures that cable can not be pulled out of the fitting. Earthed system that requires 3 core flex and needs to be wired with earth for use a a ceiling pendant light fitting.
Bulbs not included.
Recommended bulbs are listed below.