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Gonna make something

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Last Edited: April 19, 2018, 11:59 pm

An Armillary

I have an old brass lamp that stands about 10 to 12 inches tall which is very decorative and heavy. Probably a lamp design that came from the 1920s era. It has fancy lace work that goes around the lamp I think in two sections. I bought it about 27 years ago in a shop that probably dealt in consignment sales. It has been sitting since I purchased it as I never updated the wiring or the socket assembly that holds the bulb.

I thought I would remove the bulb socket assembly and then purchase some brass or copper tubing about 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter. I will bend the tubing something like in the shape of a globe. Maybe 4 or 6 oval loops like the planet earth. I could also take some brass or copper wire and duplicate the Longitude and Latitude lines that encircle the planet earth. I will attach that to the hollow stem that goes through the center of the lamp that currently holds the bulb socket assembly.

I like the design of this sphere. Something like that of an appropriate size that over powers the lamp size. When I get it done I could set it on the table which we have on the deck.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Sandro_Botticelli_052.jpg

Update 11:59 PM

Yep, 1/4 inch copper tubing. about $1.00 per foot

https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-4-in-OD-x-10-ft-Copper-Soft-Type-Refrigeration-Coil-PCLE-250R010/203654086

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Comments

1.
hearsetraxComment by hearsetrax - April 20, 2018, 6:29 am
sounds like a great project,best of luck and please post pix
2.
konaneComment by konane - April 20, 2018, 8:05 am
Great idea, good luck in the execution. Yes please post a pic when done.

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