Monday, April 8, 2013
So Maybe Yesterday's Brass Lamp Wasn't To Your Taste...But I Bet This One Is! Status: Ready For Installation.
No bulbs but the chandelier is in excellent condition. I've wanted one of these for years! This one sat on Craigslist for a few weeks and was right down the street. I don't know how it wasn't snatched up before I got to it.
I took some time to put some flicker flame bulbs in the sockets and test it out and everything works
fine. One of the arms was loose but all that was required was a to remove the cap on the center ball
and get in there with a wrench. I didn't even have to clean up this Sputnik Chandelier before shooting
The seller told me that the fixture had been in the house during an estate sale before they had purchased
the home. They said that Everybody wanted to buy it then but that it was being sold with the house.
They had owned the home for a number of years, enjoying the fixture, but now were selling the home
themselves and the real estate agent said it had to go. Lucky me! Does anybody else think it's funny
that a fixture well known by the name "Sputnik" would become an American icon of the late '50s and
'60s? I just wonder how it was marketed in that tense time.