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This project was present to me as a replication of this photo:
And this is what I created based on research of 1885-1890 period gas chandeliers :
This gives you an idea of the shape that the caps were in when they arrived, after sandblasting. Only two of the four caps were vented like this one. The other two were smooth. Note the rivets attaching the vent covers.
We replaced the rivets to clean up the look.
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The cages were in serious need of attention. It seemed nothing was square or in round.
Heres one post sandblasting. The scroll work has to be completely redone.
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