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Item # 7L2

Opal Hobnail Lamp Shades, 7 inch

Opal Hobnail Lamp Shades were originally used on oil lamps in the Victorian era. Their popularity was revitalized again during the 1940's - 1950's when they were used on vanity and small table lamps. These white, opal glass shades, also referred to as milk glass, are hand blown with an embossed hobnail pattern and ruffled crimp top. Use as replacement lampshades on antique oil lamps and vintage table lamps. Made in America.

  • Priced Individually
  • Historically used in America during the second half of the 19th century
  • Made In USA
  • Shades are measured by bottom diameter, across the base.
  • 7" fitter: bottom diameter is slightly less than 7", which is normal.
  • 6-7/8" Bottom Diameter
  • Height:5-3/4"
  • Replacing Student Lampshades


    Replacement Student Lamp Shades

    Authentic copies are offered in white opal glass, dark green cased glass and hand painted floral designs. Glass Student Lamp Shades were made in: 6", 7", 10", 12" and 14" bottom fitter sizes.

    7" Student Shades typically fit: 8" - 9" lamp bases

    10" Student Shades typically fit: 9" - 10-1/2" lamp bases

    Glass student shades are blown in a mold. This causes slight differences in thickness of glass and actual bottom diameters.  If needing a pair please order together to assure match.

    The bottom diameter, referred to as the fitter. It is typically slightly under-size, this is normal due to glass blowing techniques. 

    Replacing Student Lamp Shades

    Determining Shade Holders: tripods, spiders and ring holders are used to support student shades.

    • Lamp burner or socket will determine appropriate center ring size of holder, shade will determine shade holder size.
    • Tripods and Ring Holders are used with lamp burners.
    • Select shade holders with a center hole to fit your lamp burner.
    • Spiders are used with lamp sockets.

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