This is a post mounted light by Russell & Stoll that has been converted to a hanging pendant light for residential and commercial use. This type of light is perfect for hanging indoors or outdoors, in bars, entry ways, or any high ceiling room.
Russell & Stoll were a large manufacturing company out of New York in the 1900s, that described themselves as “Water-proof, vapor-proof devices for Industrial and Marine Service”. There isn’t much online about the company but they appear to have been purchased at some point by an umbrella company, now selling high grade electrical components under the brand name Russellstoll.
This vintage nautical hanging pendant light is about 17 inches tall measuring from the bottom of the cage to the top of the hanging loop. There is 4 feet of chain at the top, which can be shortened or lengthened. We will need to charge a little bit more for extra chain to cover our expenses. The brass rain cap measures 12 1/2 inches in diameter. The light weighs about 27 pounds.
These nautical lights have been totally rewired with all UL-Listed wiring and a porcelain bulb holder. They can take a normal screw in house bulb of 100 watts or less. The new wiring includes a ground wire and exits the light from the center of the light. The new wiring is rated to work with any voltage under 250 volts.
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