Princeton University, Palmer Hall

The stairwell fixture is a two-armed wall bracket, simple in appearance, and probably economical for it's time.  Since the finish was a deep statuary bronze, all materials had to be brass.  The only way to duplicate the fitters was a casting, so we started to build pattern equipment.  The canopy was a spinning, the arms were simple bent tubing, and the center junction was fabricated from a solid brass ball.  Once fabricated, we silver-soldered the assembly together, chemically darkened the unit to match the sample, then wired the assembly.  8" diameter opal glass globes topped off  this simple little fixture.

We would like to thank Venturi, Scott Brown, Associates for allowing us to build these units.