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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 02:58 am
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Rod Rogers
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Several years ago, Dick Boswell stayed at my house & brought me a gift. It was the stand for a Victor Luminaire. Thought I'd NEVER find enough stuff to complete it, so was going to do a "Frankenfan" joke rig.

Lo & behold, I spotted a head for it at FF. (Can't remember who I bought it from, speak up if you sold it to me!)

I got the cast rosettes for the lights from Chad baker & came up with the sockets & tubes myself. Tubes are white plastic, aged by painting & wiping with stain. Wax drips are Elmers glue dribble!

The fun part was that the head had been fizz-canned with gold paint! I tried several kinds of paint & finally got to something close. Was hard to tell, as all the fans I looked at were painted differently. Did as good

as I could to match the base. Gold on head looks too bright in photo, better in person!

NOW....all I need to complete it is the crest that goes on top. I guess those are hard to come by! There was talk about some one casting some repops. Any ideas?

~Sparky~

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 01:33 pm
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Jim Dunn
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Good work Rod.It looks great mate!Best wishes from down under!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 09:00 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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Looks good Sparky.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 13th, 2019 11:22 pm
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Steve Butler
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Looking good Rod.  I like the glue wax drip idea. 👍  Luminaires are definitely attention getters. 

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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 01:41 am
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Rod Rogers
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The glue works well. Then some paint & wipe with wood stain. Hard to tell they are white plastic tubes!

Also wired the bulbs in series to reduce voltage. Still light nicely, but sure reduces the electrical stress on such antique bulbs.

~Sparky~




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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 02:35 am
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James Henderson
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Very inventive. Good job!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 01:12 pm
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James Pinette
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love that luminaire rod

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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 08:07 pm
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Mark Behrend
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Looks great!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 14th, 2019 08:52 pm
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My wife and I use hot glue guns to make the drip look on the candle lights... works good on paper rolls and PVC pipe too! I think I will hook my bulbs up in series too... good idea!

Geo...

Last edited on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 08:53 pm by George Durbin

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