Chandelier Drawing

church-lightThe manufacturer called this “The Great Church Light”, I call it a stunning chandelier. How lovely and elegant a light such as the one illustrated here must have looked. It was made for gas or oil and was promoted as providing “the most powerful, softest, cheapest and best light known for Churches, Stores, Show Windows, Banks, Theatres and Depots.” The manufacturer must have offered these beauties in different sizes because they invited customers to send the room size.

The interior of the light was line with silver-plated corrugated glass or Opal glass. These “reflectors” amplified the light and made it brighter. The I.P. Frink company’s patented reflectors were said to be among the finest at the time.

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