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Object ID XX.2009.116
Object Name Lamp, Entrance
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1915
Description Subway Station Entrance Lamp ("Electrolier for Railing Post at Stairways") designed and used by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT) subsidiary New York Municipal Railway Corporation on its Broadway Fourth Avenue line. Octagonal cast-iron lamp head, painted dark green, with translucent panels (4 @ 5.5-in. wide and 4 @ 4-in. wide), originally wire-glass (replaced by white milk glass, date unknown). On each of the 4 large sides is printed (vertically, silkscreen or stencil) "SUBWAY" in black uppercase letters. Light sockets manufactured by Benjamin Electric.
Manufacturer Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co.
Maker Vickers, Squire J.
Maker's Role Architect
Dimension Details 13 1/2-in. OW x 13 1/2-in. OD x 16 1/2-in. OH
Weight: 57 lbs
Material Cast Iron/Glass
People/Corporations Vickers, Squire
Subjects Globes
Subway entrance
Subway stations--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Decoration--New York (State)--New York.
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Light fixtures
Search Terms Lamp, Entrance
Operating Agency Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT)
Number of images 2.0