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    Salvaged Industrial Cast Iron Lamp Arm

    So this piece goes back about 10 years for me when I was sent in with some other operators to demolish a large part of the former John A Roebling's Sons Co. Kinkora Works steel mill. It was, and still is, a superfund project.
    It made the steel and then the wire for Roebling's wire rope empire that lasted up until the late 60's.
    I found this lamp arm on the end of a row of huge wood shelves.
    I immediately knew I had to have it. It's all that's left of a beautiful turn of the century mill building called Building 16.
    After hanging in my shed for 10 years I decided it was time for it to be used again this time in my home.

    I figure the 100 year old paint is certainly lead based. But the flaking paint had character and was original. I decided to clear matte clear coat it to seal it.
    I bought a light Made in USA from the internet that had a vintage look. And grabbed one of vintage bulbs from Lowes.
    I wired it and tested it.
    I'll update when it's in it's final position.

    The first two pics are of Building 16 where I found it. It wasn't far to the left of this original Otis elevator. The first in the county by the way.

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    all I have holding my light over the toolbox is a magnetic goose neck light,,,
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    Great find, I envy your connection with the Roebling site, he was a great American, sad to hear it is a super fund site. David McCullough's book "The Great Bridge" is an incredible story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge which was designed and supervised by Roebling and his son, I would recommend it to anyone. You have a piece of history there, good luck.
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