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Need HELP!! w/Eichler light fixture

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Greetings all,
I live in (rent) what I thought was an original Eichler, but after reading on the site I now realize must be an Eichler knock-off home in Vancouver, WA. The home was built in about 1973 and is in every way, shape and form the same as many of the pictures on the Network site, down to the siding, cork floor (in one bedroom only) and many other touches.

A little over a year ago I whipped a vacuum cleaner cord across the room and shattered a pendant light fixture, one of four matched pendants, all, naturally, in the same room. :( :oops: Our landlady/owner is moving back in to the house in a matter of months and, while she knows about the damage and has forgiven us, I would really like to make it up to her and replace the fixture.

I searched on the Progress site but I cannot find a match. I am not all that educated in descriptions of fixtures, so perhaps I am getting stymied by the plethora of drop-down options.

The whole fixture is like an inverted teardrop made of opaque glass, is about 14" tall with a gooseneck at the very top, a 12" diameter bell flare towards the top, tapering to a 4" opening at the bottom. It hangs from the light cord by clever, swiveling/inverting clips that are on a collar above the lightbulb soffit. The clips swivel up and the soffit (less bulb) is lowered through the opening in the glass fixture. You then swivel the clips 180 degrees and voila! the fixture hangs for the clips. Just add light bulb.

I unfortunately don't have the facility to post an image on this site, but I can e-mail a JPG image if anyone would be so kind as to contact me at: mwood@furuno.com. Many, many thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Matt Wood

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

here's you picture....

http://lawrenceadcock.homestead.com/files/Light_Fixture.JPG

Ill bet someone somewhere makes that still.. If not they should

You might want to search the fixture and look up in the base plate covering the wiring to see if there is a manufacturer listed or a name for the fixture

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Many thanks to Bryan for the assist. :) Sorry to all for the poor-quality picture. I do have a couple of other shots, but darker than this. I'll check the "goose-neck" tonight and see if I can find any manufacturer marks.

Matt Wood

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Joined: Jun 24 2003

Greetings all and thanks again to Bryan. I have manufacturer info. This info comes from the inside of the ceiling fixture plate. Prescolite Manufacturing Co., San Leandro CA, Issue C-73, 770. I will do some cyber hunting for them, but if anyone has any info to share I would greatly appreciate the help. E-mail mwood@furuno.com.

Matt Wood

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Bryan--I have been on Prescolite.com, but their current product line in no way resembles the "vintage" of the glass fixture, and I suspect from their current offerings that the glass may have come from a totally different source. I'll get in touch with a customer service rep/product manager and let everyone know. Thanks again mucho for the post of the pix.

Matt Wood

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If you can work your way through their company and find someone who has been there a while they might be able to tell you more. Sometimes they actually have back stock of this stuff that they may have sold off or they may know of a manufacturer who can make reproductions.

I just actually had an idea.. I represent a lamp manufacturer in my business ( sales of furniture and lighting to hotel desigers) let me talk to them too...

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