CHANDELIER SERVES AS BANQUET HALL (Jan, 1924)

CHANDELIER SERVES AS BANQUET HALL

Big enough to accommodate a small dinner party, a chandelier, 12 feet in diameter and with all its fixtures weighing over a ton, has been installed in the auditorium of a recently erected building in a western city. Plans already have been made for holding a banquet in it. There are more than 70 light receptacles and reflectors within it, and the rays from these are cast to the main floor 50 feet below by the ceiling, which curves down to meet the bowl. The lower part of it is gilded, painted, and ornamented, and to illuminate it, another cluster of bulbs, sufficient to light a small assembly hall, is suspended from the underside. Access to the chandelier is gained through a trapdoor and a steel ladder from the attic.

4 comments
  1. Caya says: May 6, 20075:54 am

    Yes I can just imagine the lady guests in their narrow fancy dinner dresses and high heels, going through the trapdoor and down the steel ladder! Hahahahaha! Not likely, this has got to be a dinner for men only!!!

  2. Githyanki says: May 6, 20076:22 am

    It would have been so much more practical to have it lowered and raised on cables.

  3. Blurgle says: May 6, 20077:20 am

    I’d like to know which “Western city” this was in.

  4. Adrian Gregg says: September 22, 20088:50 pm

    yeh “western city” what a load of BS

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