Paperlantern Update

Yesterday, before heading to Eugene for lunch, Dave & I stopped by J&J Electric in Albany. I was on a quest to find parts for the lamp. Very nice folks there! The gentleman listened to what I needed and took us in the back to show us parts. We discussed the possibilities and came away with two porcelain sockets, cord, plug & switch. Why 2 lamp sockets? Well, sometimes you just don’t know which will work.

I just took my demo base and attached the easiest socket & wiring together, installed a 14W florescent bulb and plopped on the shade.

Here are the results from a darkened room.

Looking inside lantern at florescent bulb.

Not too bad!  I think I’m satisfied with the basic look.

Now it’s on to finishing the base and adding feet of some sort! Must be time to visit another store.

What the heck will I charge for this thing? Any suggestions out there?

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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