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I was given two old glass desk lamps that were my great grandmother's. The wiring is old and frayed but I would like to use them. Does anyone have a recommendation on a lighting store that does this type of rewiring or an electrician who will do really small jobs like this?
We took a vintage lamp to El Cerrito Lighting on San Pablo and they did a fabulous job -- it cost $40 to put in a new socket, run new wire and extend the chain (it's a hanging lamp). It did take a while tho' -- 3 weeks! (They said their guy quit and they had to find a new fellow to do the work, so maybe it would not normally take that long.)
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I collect vintage lighting and take everything to Ruiz Antique Lighting in Alameda for rewiring. The owner, James Ruiz, does a great job at a reasonable price, and has also been wonderful at restoring fixtures that need TLC beyond the electrical -- refinishing, repair, reconfiguration, etc. The shop is at 2333 Clement Ave. (right off of Park Ave.), and is open Tues.-Sat. 10-6. The phone number is 510-769-6082, and the url is www.RuizLamp.com. They also have a lovely collection of antique lighting for sale.
I'm looking for a good place (and not astronomically priced) to get a table
lamp fixed. Most places have suggested I get a new lamp - I only need to
have one of the two light bulb fixtures rewired. Any suggestions? Thanks.
El Cerrito Lighting in El Cerrito will fix some lamps but they are rather
slow. Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley also fixes lamps but they have such a
demand for fixing antique lamps that they told me that the wait if they
would be 6 months. There is a small store on mid-to -upper Solano
Berkeley(not Elaine Ensler Lighting) that has a lot of lamp shades which
does rewiring reasonably. I don't recall the name of the store.
To the person who wanted their lamp rewired: I recommend Crescent
2425 Telegraph, in Oakland (a few storefronts south of the old Sears
They're really into making old lamps work again. The shop is filled with
lighting fixtures. They're honest and reasonably priced
re lamp: Try Cal. Electric, 1139 E 12th, Oakland, 834-1050. They've
various things for me, and I think I did see someone bring in a lamp once.
They're nice, professional, and reasonably priced.
I just had a lamp repaired at Sue Johnson Custom Lamps & Shades at 1745 Solano Avenue. It turned out all I needed was a new switch, which they fixed in about two minutes and very reasonably. Kathy
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