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Schoolhouse Electric

Schoolhouse Electric Schoolhouse Electric
330 SE MLK Jr. Blvd
Portland OR 97214
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Phone: (503) 230-7113

Between 1900 and 1950 schoolhouse-style shades and light fixtures were widely used in private residences and institutional settings, including schools, galleries and libraries. Originally produced in hundreds of designs and sizes, these shades and fixtures were a popular choice of architects and homeowners alike. But by the 1960s only a handful of designs remained in production.

A few years ago, Schoolhouse Electric's founder discovered a collection of original cast-iron moulds in an upstate New York warehouse, all but forgotten for more than a half century.

Replicating more than 100 light fixtures from the early 1900s to the middle of the 20th century has earned our small company much praise from around the United States. Our period fixtures and shades and hand-crafted production process preserve the heritage and integrity of authentic American lighting design. Our products are at home in old and new environments, and at Schoolhouse Electric Co. we celebrate our customers' success in placing our fixtures in period-appropriate environments as well as in eclectic settings.

Our fixtures and shades are hand-crafted to not only resemble thequality and durability of original American-made classics but to matchthem. Our exclusive parts are made of heavy gauge solid brass andhand-finished in our state-of-the-art patina shop. Once parts arefinished, our craftspeople in Portland, Oregon, build each fixture toyour specifications. All our exclusive shades are also American-made,produced on the banks of the Monongahela River in West Virginia. Theyare handblown, one by one, in antique cast-iron moulds, using the samemethods that have been in effect for over 150 years. As with anyhand-crafted product, minor imperfections are inherent-and actuallydesirable-in the art form as indicators of the old-world craft andauthenticity of our production methods.

Made in Portland, made in Oregon, made in the USA lighting.
Buy local Portland, buy local Oregon.
American made,handmade,reproduction,retro,lighting fixtures,shades,locally made

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Date added: 12.6.2009  
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