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Old 08-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Scored this old wall sconce at a thrift store for $8. I plan to paint the bulbs and hang it above a sink. The only marking on it is the screws that read "EMCO." I have googled this name to find nothing. Does anyone have any ideas of any info on this fixture? If you can see, it has an outlet on the side. I know this was indicative of older fixtures, but what is the purpose? Also, does it appear that this should be mounted horizontally? Thanks for any info.




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I highly doubt this fixture is as old as you think. EMCO might be the manufacturer of the switched socket.

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Emco Lighting. Google image search.
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Everything EMCO looks to be commercial. And @K_buz, how old would you guess?
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70's ish
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Most likely with the receptacle on the fixture, I say it would have been used in a bathroom.
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The first clue that it's not 'vintage' is the outlet....notice how it is a 3 prong? I think 70's would be generous.....more like the 80's....

But for $8....you didn't loose any money...the globes alone are worth that.
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Paint the Bubs
Paints not going to work out on the bulbc or the globes.
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I meant the globes. I would love to get the globes to be amber, so it would have more of an elegant glow than white. And good catch on the ground--I figured it was '70s or '80s when I bought it. Would people just use these outlets for hair dryers, etc?
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Many older homes, we're talking 1940's and earlier, didn't have receptacles in bathrooms. This was an easy solution except that if you installed one of these, you would still need to GFI protect that receptacle.

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