1930s GE Novalux

A sweet eBay “Buy it Now” find from about 2005, this wide-hinge, solid cast Novalux from the mid 1930s came to me in nearly perfect shape, with a beautiful set of GE Holophane lenses and the finial. It was 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.

I painted it and mounted it to a short pedestal with a Highway Signal & Sign Co octagonal base.  I decided to sell the Novalux and the pedestal to a friend who still cherishes it. I missed having a Novalux, so, fifteen years later, I picked up a two-lamp version.