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 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 04:23 am
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Mike Kearns
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The Wendell Hotel, Pittsfield, Mass. I've looked thru brochures, postcards and photos, to no avail, alas, no lamp fans pictured...


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Alternating Current: The Gorham shade may or may not be original to the piece, pending further research. 















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This is an confirmed example of a Gorham lamp, note the top mounting pieces for the shade. This does not confirm the these fans came with fancy Gorham glass shades, just that the fixtures on the first alternating current sample is Gorham. I am somewhat skeptical, and feel that General Electric would have supplied their own shades.: 





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   This is a very interesting find and development, Mike.     Kudos...     Is the newspaper clipping Pittsfield or is it Schenectady?     Am looking forward to more on this subject.....

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It's pretty amazing, I had never having seen 1 prior to about a year ago to now 3 seperate examples, including a DC version have turned up. Never say never I guess.

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Thanks Steve, Pittsfield mass. was the location of the Hotel Wendell, now there's an abomination built on the former site, so not an impossibility someone didn't take that fancy GE fan lamp combo home with them..

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I was surprised too, Mike, if you snagged pictures of the third example you mentioned, I'd like to add them to this thread, and invite others with similar images to do the same. I couldn't immediately find anything but the newspaper mention on them, but I'll still be looking.

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Interesting piece!

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That’s a lot of brass!

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That’s definitely the coolest lamp I have ever seen. :up:

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