"I'd suggest you use a product called "EvapoRust". It's non-toxic and water soluble, so you can simply rinse it off afterwards. I get mine at Tractor Supply for around $15/gal. I've used it successfully on delicate rusted…"
"Maybe some heat from a propane torch (or the kitchen stove if you don't have access to a torch) then beat on it. Or using files and wire brushes, you could clean the original ring and laying it down on a brick or some fire…"
"Bummer. The chains are okay. It's the ring that is rusted through. I guess I could drill out the center hole in a fender washer and drill three smaller ones to rivet the chains to. Beating it to cup it into the right shape may be a challenge."
"Through much soaking and effort, the lamp is completely disassembled. The harness, for lack of a better term, from which the filigree cage hangs is rusted through in places. Does anyone know where I could purchase one of these. Top and bottom photos…"
"Thank you, Dan. I looked at RH's site and, as you said, they sell nothing like this. Fortunately, the glass cylinder that goes inside the cage is in good shape. Some of the oak leaves on the cage are fragile, so I'll ask the sandblasting…"
" These are generally referred to as a "caged filigree porch lamp, or hanging lamp"
Disagree with Vicki. Don't buy a new reproduction. RH sells nothing like it nor do they sell repair/replacement parts. If you can find a…"
"It will be nearly impossible to discover who made this exact fixture. There were hundreds of manufacturers over a long time period. So, what would be best, is to try an online site like "Restoration Hardware" and others out there.…"
I am involved with restoring a historic house built in 1886. This light fixture was probably installed on the porch in the 1930s or 1940s when the house was electrified. The elements have taken their toll as it is rusty. The assembly in the center between the plate that attaches to the ceiling and the basket that hangs from it…See More
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