Posted in Fab Finds, Solutions

It could only happen to me…

Milk glass and wood
I found this retro looking up lighter, hardwood with a milk glass shade and a broken plug. I asked one of my electricians to put a new plug on as I have always been wary of electricity after being burnt by some faulty wiring some years ago. Once the new plug was on and working I wanted to clean it up, imagine my surprise when I removed the shade to find this enormous light bulb -I had never seen anything so big, and it was 300 watt! I showed the electricians and John said he had not seen one for at least 40 years but said that there was a converter that would allow me to use a smaller light bulb, I just had to find one. I did at my local Home Hardware, they had one although even they did not realize what it was for. Now I am able to use the lamp.
The huge and the normal bulb
The converter
All three
Converter on smaller bulb


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