1930s GE Novalux

lucky eBay find around 2005, this “wide-hinge” solid cast Novalux from the mid 1930s came to me in nearly perfect shape, already stripped of paint, except for the visors.  I can’t recall if I had the sockets rewired or if a previous owner did it.   The GE Holophane lenses (with the emerald green) and the brass tag on the back are clues to this being an earlier example of this style of Novalux.


I painted it and mounted it to a post with a Highway Signal & Sign Co octagonal base.  I ended up selling it to a friend, along with the post. Kinda wish I hadn’t sold it, but it is in good hands. Fifteen years after selling this Novalux, I picked up a two-lamp Novalux .