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Adapting Globe fitter size to larger fixture?

Posted by karl_in_ny (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 11, 13 at 17:14

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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RE: Adapting Globe fitter size to larger fixture?

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


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RE: Adapting Globe fitter size to larger fixture?

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.


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RE: Adapting Globe fitter size to larger fixture?

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.


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