Bell Telephone number 7 Advertising Shade
This shade was made by the Fenton Art Glass Co.
Fenton went out of business some years ago and was one of the oldest companies
that did customer orders still in America.
These are fully fired and the Cobalt Blue is not a paint. It is a fused ceramic on the white glass, so it is great out in the elements.
These were actually hung outside some of the telephone buildings.
These were also over phone booths and in lobbies of fine hotels of the day. I've added a few photos The two comparison photos shows this shade on the right , and the original antique shade on the left. There is also a photo of a Phone office using the bell shades as lighting.
This shade is pictured on the cover and numerous times inside the book Payphone History written by Ron Knappen. Payphone History is the best book to have if you are interested in 3 slot payphones. We sell this book here.
Shade will be double boxed for shipping