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Post by cadking on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:24 pm

We have talked about these wall brackets before, but I could not find the thread. So I will start another one. There has been talk in the past about half cups being held in brackets that mount to the wall that would hold a Fairy Light shade. I just ran across this little gem and was wondering if anyone thought this is one of those brackets. The description reads "NICE SMALL BRASS BRACKET FOR SMALL OIL LAMP...MEASURES 4 3/4" ACROSS..PAN MEASURES 3 1/4"." The auction is about to go off, but you can always go back and view it by the auction number. The number is 150788482747 or the direct link is:

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Post by jnopoinsett on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi cadking,

Interesting, as I recently bought a pair of these brackets. Definitely Victorian, with an Eastlake or Aesthetic design cast on the pendant. The "pan" also measures 3 1/4" diameter, and about 5" long excluding interior threaded rod and bolt that wouldn't show when mounted. There is a small prong cast onto the back mount to keep them from swiveling when mounted on something.

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Mine must have been made to hold the same thing as the ebay one you found.....I'd love to know just WHAT it was.....



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Post by Admin on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:52 pm

Both are interesting brackets. What they are for is anyone's guess. However, if I had to guess they are to hold a candle stick like you would find on an old piano or wash stand. But, I suspect the original purchaser would use them in any manner they chose. Cadkings bracket has a hook, I assume to hold a matchholder or snuffer. Looks like both brackets are designed to be mounted on something that has some thickness instead of screwing into a wall like the Clarke brackets.

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I have two of these "half cups" and almost threw them away when I got them. I am glad I didn't as I come to believe they are an authentic design.
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Post by cadking on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:19 pm

It would be nice to read an article about these half cups in an upcoming newsletter. I have never seen one (I don't think) and would like to have some additional information so I don't pass one up by mistake. Hint, hint.

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Post by Admin on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:40 pm

The article about the rings apprered in Newsletter Issue XXIII, May 2002. Only 10 short years ago! Shocked

I put the article on-line for you at:

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Post by cadking on Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:09 pm

I knew I had seen something about the brackets and the cups, but could not find the write-up. Now seeing it again opened the floodgate of memories. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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