We just moved in a 1973 Claude Oakland Eichler and can't figure out how to remove the glass bulb (almost round in shape) to replace the light bulb. The ceiling mounted fixtures have 3 screws holding the glass bulb, but the hanging pendants in the kitchen/family room have no visible screws that hold the glass bulb to the metal fixture.
Can anyone help? Thanks.
Assuming yours are similar to ours... locate the nut (washer) at the point where the stem meets the domed metal plate at the top of the bulb. Supporting the bulb, with one hand, loosen the nut until you can slide the metal plate up the stem. This will expose the second metal plate that is attached to the stem. Gently lift the bulb and slide it to one side until you can slip it under the plate and slide it off.
I hope this makes some sense. If yours has the little washer you should be able to figure it out from there. Just be careful with those metal plates. One of ours was damaged by a previous owner -- the damage doesn't show when everything is assembled, but we discovered a wedge of glass missing where somebody probably tried too hard to remove the bulb. It should all slide pretty easily once you've got everything loosened. Good luck.
Oops. Where I've said "bulb" I meant globe. Sorry if I confused you.