Adapting Globe fitter size to larger fixture?

karl_in_nyJanuary 11, 2013

I have four glass globes which have the very common 2 1/4" fitter diameter. Probably the most common size, actually...

I'm looking for some wall-mount "porch lights" (1930 or so vintage look) and everything seems to have a larger fitter, like 3 1/2", for example, like all the jelly-jar fixtures.

Are there reducing rings available anywhere to adapt a fixture to use a smaller diameter fitter glass globe? I have searched my usual lamp supply places to death and find nothing. My friend with a lathe estimates this would take him all day to fabricate.

Surely, there must be fitter-reducer rings available somewhere, especially down to 2 1/4" common size...

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Yes you can purchase a glass shade adapter, one source is in the link

Here is a link that might be useful: vintage lamp parts

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 4:08PM
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I'm trying to go the other direction...reducing the fixture fitting rather than increasing it, to accept a smaller globe rather than a larger one.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 4:33PM
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Oh sorry, I misunderstood. Perhaps if you call that company though they would be of assistance. I have purchased things from them before and they have been quite helpful.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 9:12PM
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