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The Holophane Company | Optic Hanging Lampshade | England c.1900

£160.00£175.00

A collection of glass ribbed holophane-optic hanging lampshade with replacement fitments for suspension. Moulded “Holophane E100”  & “England”. England c.1900

Available in 3 finishes: Brass, Bronze or Nickel.

Ht.(as displayed) 84cm/33in (reducible), Ht (shade) 22/8.5, Diam. 20/8

The Holophane Company, UK,U.S.A & France

  • In 1893, André Blondel invents the prismatic glass molding, on the principle of the Fresnel lens. The invention is patented under the name “Holophane” whose Greek roots mean “harmonious distribution of light”.

  • In 1898, Otis Mygatt, an American businessman, buys the patent and creates two companies on each side of the Atlantic for the production and sale of Holophane products.

  • Holophane Glass Co. (USA): manufacturing / sales, and Holophane Limited (UK)

  • The year 1920 sees the birth of “Holophane SA” in France. The English company (Holophane Limited) joins forces with a French industrialist to create a production site and installs glassware in Les Andelys. Holophane SA is born.

 

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