Small 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 180mm across at the base. There is a small amount of degredation of the silvered surface from age but they are not chipped or cracked. We have only limited stocks of these at the moment but it looks like we may be able to source individual glass at various sizes. 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 8o 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 cast brass lampholder 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.