August 22nd, 2017 in member junk     
outofcontext Bill Powers, contributor
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Sometimes its not the the sum of the finished project that is the end gain. In this case it is what the project does in its future that makes it worth while. I build because I enjoy the process (even if it does mess up my shop for weeks at a time!) However some projects really come to life when they are put into use as functional and beautiful items we can interact with daily.

This little heater was in very good condition and most likely had never been used, hence the name. NOS (New Old Stock).

I did a light cleaning, rewired using the mint cloth cord and bakelite plug and added new ceramic socket and Edison style bulb.

IF you noticed the last couple of pictures you start to get an idea of the light this can cast. It is warm, cozy and intimate. It looks fantastic shining against a wall or as its new owners have found filling a cathedral ceiling with a shimmering copper glow. A perfect hue to snuggle up with some one you love for many nights to come.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, metal, cottage, funky, industrial, country, retro, light fixture, lamp, historical, brass-metallic, 20s, 30s

Comments (4)

gadgetsponge writes: That head on view is amazing! Great work! Posted: 7:24 am on October 18th
MrFlannery writes: Drill a hole in the base and then it can be used as a wall sconce in either up or down light position. Use it over a painting to provide gallery light. The copper coated reflector makes this lamp beautiful. Posted: 10:28 am on October 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Another beautiful piece! Wish I could find some of those old heaters. Posted: 5:46 am on October 13th
StrangeCargo writes: Bill, the vintage design and radiant glow are stunning. Thanks!

Ken Posted: 1:18 pm on October 9th
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