Lamp parts wanted

Lamp parts wanted

Post by Richard Kas » Sun, 03 Nov 1996 04:00:00



I am restoring an old lamp and I need to find several small piece parts
to complete it. Does anyone know of a good supplier of these type parts.
Thanks in advance.      

 
 
 

Lamp parts wanted

Post by last name: Anthon » Sun, 03 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I am restoring an old lamp and I need to find several small piece parts
> to complete it. Does anyone know of a good supplier of these type parts.
> Thanks in advance.

Where are you? Here in the Baltimore area, we have an excellent lamp
parts store (also sells lamps & old lamps, repairs old lamps, etc.) :
Wilson
208 York Rd.
Towson, MD
410-823-0423
They're not a chain, but I imagine that most large cities have a similar
place. They're in the yellow pages under lighting. They have an
incredible assortment of parts -- much, much greater than a place like
Home Depot or Hechingers, possibly because they do antique reproductions
and repairs.
Good luck, S.B.(Pat) Anthony

 
 
 

Lamp parts wanted

Post by MikeFir » Sun, 03 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
(Richard Kastl) writes:
>Does anyone know of a good supplier of these type parts.

 One place that has a very large number of parts and a catalog of the more
commonly used parts is Texas Lamp Manufacturing, 214-943-4663, 3419 Kiest,
Dallas TX  although the will shortly be moving to Forney TX.  They make
and their own shades, bisque and finished pottery lamp bases, as well as
lamps for table and floor.  They sell finished and unfinished bases.
Beyond the catalog, they have about 40 feet of bins eight feet high of
lamp parts they use or have used.  One unsolicited testimonial "Took your
advice and cruised to Texas Lamp Manufacturers on Tuesday.  What fun!
They found a shopping cart that I could use while raiding the shelves in
their warehouse.  Got a number of really wonderful bases and left some
other basic ones to be painted."
  Any hardware store that stocks lamp parts can order more and different
ones from the catalog of their supplier (if they are willing) so ask to
look at their supplier's catalog to see if the parts you want are shown.

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