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Art deco 2 foot 4 tubers

Art deco 2 foot 4 tubers

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This fixture hung uver a teller window at a bank that was closed down sometime around 1960.

Original glass.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Midwest Chandelier
Fixture
Fixture Type:Art deco preheat
Ballast Type:preheat
Location:collection
Electrical
Wattage:4 - 20 watt
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:1940 -1941 Estimated
Application/Use:Public buildings

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Mar 02, 2010 at 08:57 PM Author: Silverliner
Nice shot, too bad yours is infected with Alto junk LOL. Ok to use though. I see the old GE Mazda F15T12 on the other light, nice touch!

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Mar 02, 2010 at 09:06 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
You making fun of my Alto Junk Actually I needed a few cases of warm whites a few years ago & got these off e-bay cheap I know what youre thinking stop making fun of my Alto junk
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Mar 02, 2010 at 09:49 PM Author: Foxtronix
Personally I buy them only in clearance of just free. If I blow one up (It did happen LOL), it didn't cost anything! ^_^

Despite the ALTOs, I like these fixtures!

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Mar 02, 2010 at 10:05 PM Author: tmcdllr
Incredible that these have survived this long in such good condition.

Nothing like the beautiful cool white light of a coated Mercury Vapor lamp and the soothing hum of it's magnetic ballast.

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Mar 02, 2010 at 10:50 PM Author: icefoglights
Those fixtures truly are works of art. It's a good thing they ended up with someone who will appreciate and take care of them.

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Mar 02, 2010 at 10:53 PM Author: tmcdllr
I really like the triangular shaped fixture.

Nothing like the beautiful cool white light of a coated Mercury Vapor lamp and the soothing hum of it's magnetic ballast.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 11:15 AM Author: DieselNut
Those are incredible! LOVE them! I also use alto and other "energy saver" or "environmentally friendly" lamps for testing...and I have blown up a few also. Actually, T12 F40 and F20 full wattage lamps are not bad. Their 8 footers suck and so do the 34 watt ones.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 11:55 AM Author: Roi_hartmann
I also have used F20T12 altos and have not had any problems with them. My experience is based solely in preheat use since I live in 230v area. It would be nice to test those crappy-altos just to see how bad those are(have heard many stories about them) I have to admid that I like the green endcaps, they bring nice difference for plain metal color endcaps.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 12:18 PM Author: DieselNut
The 34 watt T12s are often mercury starved, as are the 32 watt T8s. Their slimline and HO 8 foot lamps REALLY suck, both T8 and T12. I had so many failures with them that I started insisting on non alto versions and have had no problems with those. The green end caps are a neat feature though.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 05:20 PM Author: joseph_125
Very nice fixtures, these old fluorescent fixtures where truly unique and well made. It's nice seeing them being saved instead of being scrapped. As for the Altos I don't mind them using them in a pinch or with electronic instant start ballasts but I generally use other lamps if possible.
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Mar 03, 2010 at 05:49 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Thank you for the compliments - If I can answer any questions let me know.

I`m hoping the day will come when we can get together & have a museum dedicated to lighting & the people who love & appreciate them .

Its one of those things that will need to happen .
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Mar 03, 2010 at 05:54 PM Author: DieselNut
That would be cool! I would contribute some fixtures.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:22 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Found this on ebay less then 40 minutes remaining someone might be interested.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-24-Glass-Ends-Florescent-Light-Fixture-Ceiling_W0QQitemZ380210065891QQcmdZViewItemQQptZArchitectural_Garden?hash=item58864931e3
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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:24 PM Author: icefoglights
I looked at it. Shipping is killer though. A rare time I wish I was still in Louisiana

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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:27 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
If anyone decides to pursue this make sure the glass ends are removed before shipping .

Good Luck !!!!!!!!
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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:29 PM Author: DieselNut
I just put a bid on it. Not willing to go any higher than the starting bid though. I want some 4 lampers like yours, vintagefluorescent!

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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:31 PM Author: icefoglights
Good man

There's a lot of really cool lights in that category.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 07:54 PM Author: DieselNut
I was bidding on this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280470271997
but it got higher than i wanted. Really want to hold out for a 4 lamp one.

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Vintagefluorescent, icefoglights, thanks! I just won it!

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Mar 03, 2010 at 08:12 PM Author: icefoglights
Congrats!

I looked at that one also. Again, shipping was just too much.

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Mar 03, 2010 at 08:14 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Way to go John,

I`m wondering if there was some funny business going on , I cant imagine the one with nearly a 7,000 feedback being a fluorescent collector looks like a shield bidder.

Also if that bent wheat glass gets broke in shipping - There are no replacements.

I have some 4 bulb stuff you might be interested in - I`ll help you out ,
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Mar 03, 2010 at 10:20 PM Author: Silverliner
Congrats John!

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Mar 04, 2010 at 05:47 AM Author: DieselNut
Thanks again yall! This will be my first decorative fluorescent fixture, although it is still kind of plain compared to some of yall's nice ones. Shipping was not bad to Georgia. I can imagine it is a little rough to Alaska though!

"I`m wondering if there was some funny business going on , I cant imagine the one with nearly a 7,000 feedback being a fluorescent collector looks like a shield bidder.

Also if that bent wheat glass gets broke in shipping - There are no replacements.

I have some 4 bulb stuff you might be interested in - I`ll help you out ,"

I kind of thought that also. That is why I set a limit and don't go above it. Also thought about that glass. I honestly prefer the 4 lamp fixtures anyway.
And I would love to see your 4 bulb stuff! I have some 5 foot stuff to barter!

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