4 light Brass Gas Fixture

A beautiful and rare gas light fixture. “What an unusual light” is the first thought that pops into ones mind when this piece is seen for the first time. Then the beauty of the lamp shines forth. The next thought, “what is it”?

This is a rare Reflexolier model gas light fixture by Welsbach Company. This company is still in business today as Welsbach – Holophane. Produced in Germany, this light was a major innovation in gas lighting technology. What made this light so wonderful is how the gas tubes could burn upside down without exploding! This allowed for the light to go straight down with no shadow directly under the fixture. It’s the same principle of a modern day can light! The main fixture is 23 3/4″ long and 21″ across. (The length can be extended.) This was designed to hang on a high ceiling thus the on/off chains. Originally, this could turn the gas on or off to all four arms. All of the shades are original and in excellent condition. It has been electrified and the brass lacquered. German. Circa 1900. $1595