May 16, 2013Thrifted Find – A Sweet Little Frankelite Vintage Bathroom Light!
A few weeks ago Mike and I were scrounging around a local antique/flea market-y type store. This place is a whole mish-mash of stuff, so you REALLY need to dig otherwise you could miss something good! There was a side room loaded with stuff they called “electronics”….even though some of the stuff really was not what you would consider “electronics”…..technically anyway. I guess their definition of electronics was anything that had wires???? Could turn on with a switch?…..I guess that would make it more “electric” than “electronic” though wouldn’t it? I digress.
There was a big sign proclaiming “Everything in this Room 75% off” and “ All Electronics 75% off”, wow – Really?!? Well you know this girl is all over a sale like that, so I just HAD to root around to see what I could find.
Right away I spotted this cute little vintage bathroom bar light. I came in for a closer inspection and saw that it actually looked like it had never been used, as most of the original parts were still sealed in the original bag…..and there was no sign of the usual dust and grime from a light hanging in one’s bathroom for the past 30 some odd years.
I looked closer at the price…..$3. The light was cheap from the start……but taking the discount into account, yes – I am sure you are ahead of me here - the light was all of 75 cents.
You just know that I could NOT pass up a cute vintage unused bathroom light for 75 cents!!!
And here is the whole kit and caboodle. You can see everything is here, even the instructions!
Here is the sealed baggie with some of the mounting hardware.
Here is the back of the wiring box. You can see the wires look like they have never been wired in for installation, and you can also see the old ‘Union Made’ sticker.
Here are the instructions. This light was made by the Frankelite Company in Cleveland Ohio. I tried looking the company up, but is looks like they no longer exist.
Here is a close up of one of the stars/snowflakes. The design is applied with tiny raised glass beads – it’s not just painted on.
And, one last look at the glass light cover…..super cute!
What do y’all think, did I get a good deal at 75 cents?
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