These impressive 1930s fixtures are a mixture of municipal, industrial and Art Deco. It’s nice that they are a bit of New York Cities history. The look is very simple and powerful. Their large size also makes them dramatic. We have a collection of 6 lamps. Buy one or all 6… $4200 each. We can’t replace these.
We have a nice collection of these original and unique mercury glass pendants. The inside is mirrored and the outside has a copper plating that has a Verdigris patina finish. The look is rustic and unlike anything else we have offered, these lamps are about 75 to 100 years old and some have the original tag still on them. We have about 50 of these… $350 each
We cut our teeth on early industrial lighting and have tried to stay close to that esthetic. But the more focused we are on lighting the more we discover. Some of the large, rare and important modern examples are amazing. The variety, inventiveness and striking space age quality just can’t be ignored. Part of the fun is in discovering new things and growing. Soon you will see some of the best mid century lighting right here. Above is just a sample of what is on the way from Europe. We can’t wait to hang them in the showroom. That’s if we even get the chance.
Steve and Dan Erenberg
“Run by father-and-son team Steve and Daniel Marc Erenberg, this store and showroom is filled with turn-of-the century mechanical devices and curios, as well as unique refashioned lighting and lamps. But are the goods truly unique? When we stopped by recently, an 1840 papier-mâché anatomical model of a horse had just been delivered.”
“115 North Water Street, Peekskill New York 10566
(914) 402-1790; earlyelectrics.com and radio-guy.net
I’m just back from an interesting trip up the Rhine. In Germany we discovered Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim… one of the best mechanical music museums in the world. In Holland we were chasing windmills as well as antique lamps. There we found a unique Arts and Crafts style called “The Amsterdam School” and brought back a few striking examples. These will soon show up on our website. It’s a distinctive style worth keeping your eye on. Now we are off to the Brimfield MA flea market looking for more treasures.
Among the older buildings on Peekskill’s waterfront is one that blends in with the rest of the other structures on North Water Street. “Early Electrics” is discreetly inscribed on the front window. While the outside might not be eye-catching or memorable, what lies inside is certainly hard to forget. Magnificent handcrafted lights, some more than a century old, hang from the ceiling, while antiques occupy nearly all corners of the two-story store and warehouse. The shop, owned by Steve Erenberg and his son, Daniel, offers customers what very few in the world can — turn-of-the-20th-century industrial lighting and other rare finds….. (More)
“Harrison Design’s Robert Tretsch and Karen Ferguson selected the kitchen cabinetry and finishes for this unit, including the Lines Safari Brown tile backsplash from Porcelanosa, Wolf appliances, an integrated Subzero refrigerator/freezer panel and stainless-steel faucets and sinks from KWC. The set of 1930s-era pendant lights, selected by Westbrook, are from Early Electrics. Barstools, Bungalow Classic. Island counter, Caesarstone. Perimeter counter, Silestone.”
Prism Ring Pendant…
We discovered a collection of scientific ring prisms. That inspired us to create this striking and totally unique 10 inch diameter pendent. These rings were used for optical experments and sometimes found inside medical exam lights. The solid glass is over 1.5 inches thick. It creates a pleasing transparent halo effect around the Edison filiment bulb. There is nothing else like it out there… $375 each.
I’ve been doing this a while and in all the years I rarely get my hands on a one like this. The double mirrored ring of reflectors has a 36 inch diameter. The original fuel tank holds ten lamps and is crafted from ten 3 inch diameter brass tubes. Each joint is mitered to create a large continuous ring. The lamp still shows a good deal of original paint. Every font has been converted and wired for light bulbs. It’s ready to go. These lamps were mostly found in lobbies of an 1800s play house or government building. They don’t get showier than this… $9600
See it on display at our new showroom:
115 North Water Street
Peekskill NY 10566
It happens more often than you think. 1000’s of cheap disappointing knock-offs from China or India show up on line and in stores every day. We stopped looking over our shoulders years ago. When retailers like Restoration Hardware, who call themselves “trend setters” need to follow new trends they use our website and showroom for research. When they lack the vision and need to add something new to their line they simply steal it and copyright the designs as their own. Some call that a complement, but its really desperation. Most of our buyers are decorators, designers and architects. If you take pride in your work and sweat every detail to get it right then you already understand how frustrating this is. The court of public opinion has the toughest judges. The companies that live off the backs of others hard work should not be rewarded. Early Electrics is a small innovative lighting company. Our design studio has credentials that go back to Raymond Loewy and Philip Johnson. We will never run out of ideas. Here at Early Electrics you will find antique lighting, original designs using antique parts and trend setting limited editions of our own design. Almost everything offered can only be found in our showroom/studio and on our website. We do not manufacture and wholesale to other stores. For that reason we have become the fresh source for architects and interior decorators. It’s easy for us to stay ahead of the curve because the ideas start here. When you love what you do it just comes naturally.
Steve and Dan Erenberg
These were the best desk lamps ever made. They were very high end and the inside had 4 rows of angled fluted mirror to spread the light evenly. The I. P. Frink Company was very scientific in their approach and had patents on all their reflector lighting. These bank lamps are all bronze, heavy and very stately. These were the lamps found at the check and slip writing counters. The base has 3 holes and were mounted to the table. The Frink catalog called this lamp the – Frink Check Desk Reflector- and the catalog description reads… A lighting system for a bank must work itself into the detail of the equipment and not distract from the dignity and simplicity, and be rich but not gaudy. See these desk lamps along with our collection of other Wheeler, Faries and Frink lighting.
The Early Electrics Showroom
115 North Water Street
Peekskill NY 10567