Faraday & Son, London | Two-Branch Edwardian Gasolier | England c.1900
A brass two-arm gasolier in the simple art nouveau design of Faraday & Son but apparently unsigned, now converted for electricity, each branch with an opaline-glass gas lampshade. England C1900
Faraday & Son, London
Robert Faraday was the brother of Michael Faraday the well known pioneer scientist of electromagnetics.
Robert ran a gasfitter’s and lighting company in Wardour Street from as early as 1823
After his father’s death his son James took over followed by his grandson Harold in 1875 when the company became known as Messrs. Faraday & Sons
The firm’s entries for the Electric Light Fittings Exhibition in Edinburgh received a favourable review in The Art Journal of August 1890
In 1919, another company, specialising in chandeliers and Faraday’s merged to become Osler and Faraday Ltd, working from Wardour Street until 1925.