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Vintporium Restores- Chapter 4 Pot Metal
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Pot Metal had its start in the early 1920’s budding automobile industry. All the non-ferrous metal leftovers were gathered and thrown into a pot. The non-ferrous, or iron-free, metals had a low melting point making them great for castings. The pot metal mix was not at all precise. Some common metals used were lead, zinc, tin, copper, magnesium, aluminum, and cadmium. Small amounts of iron would also find their way into the mix. Image courtesy of NPS.gov Many of the casted metal fixtures from the early 20th Century are pot metal and if you follow our social media...
Vintporium Restores Chapter 1- Flush Mount Brass and Cast Iron Ceiling Fixture
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The Restoration of Antique Brass and Wrought Iron Flush Mount Ceiling Light. I came across two of these antique brass with cast iron rosette flush mount fixtures while browsing the inventory of an online vendor. I liked the deep relief of the Acanthus leaves on the rosettes. You never really know what you are getting from an online purchase but I felt pretty confident in the vendor's photographs and description to pull the trigger on the purchase. Once they arrived, I had to decide if this was the type of item that would be more desirable by just cleaning it...
In the Works
1960s Ceiling Light Cut Glass Flush Mount Light Light Fixture Lighting Mid Century Vintage Vintporium
In the works for the week of Dec. 12, 2018 Vintage Flush Mount Cut Glass Ceiling Light. The fixture features new wiring, sockets, and installation hardware. The fixture should be ready for market in a week or two so visit www.vintporium.com to watch its progress.
In the Works
Antique Ceiling Fixture Ceiling Light Flush Mount home decor home improvement Light Light Fixture Lighting lite Porcelain Pull Chain Vintage vintage light Vintporium
In the work for the week of Nov. 25th 2018 Restored porcelain flush mount ceiling light with pull chain. The fixture features a new pull chain socket, wires, wire sheathing, mounting bracket, nickel thumb nuts and installation hardware. The fixture should be ready for market in a week or two. Visit www.vintporium.com to follow its progress.
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Ceiling Fixture Ceiling Light Flush Mount Home home decor home improvement Light Light Fixture Lighting lite Mid Century Post War Era Vintage vintage light
In the works for the week of October 28, 2018: This Post War Era flush mounting ceiling light features a new phenolic socket, wires, mounting bracket, brass thumb nuts, nostalgic bulb, and installation hardware. The fixture should be ready for market in a week or two so make sure to stop by vintporium.com to check on its status.