Gold Mica Uno Lamp Shades are created from golden flecks of mica. The color is a gratifying natural mixture of buff, gold and blonde hues featuring subtle mineral patterns. This cheery hue is a pleasing neutral harmonizing with many room interiors. When lit, mica produces a comfortable mottled glow.
Mica refers to a group of minerals. These silicate minerals are heat-resistant, do not conduct electricity and appear in various colors. The sheet mica is made by laminating mica flakes - crystals together with shellac or resin.
Gold mica uno lamp shades are made on a copper-brown metal frame that is rust resistant. Frame is wrapped with sheet mica. Once made, mica-sheets are rigid. Hex shape is set off by dark brown taped binding, accenting top, bottom and individual sections.
Fitter: This lamp shade has a special threaded uno fitter is at center top. Use on bridge arm lamps where lamp shade screws directly onto socket. It is frequently seen on vintage floor lamps.
Compatibility between Bridge Lamp-shade and Lamp-socket
Uno-threads, on new and old lamp sockets, can vary slightly.
Most sockets and shades will thread together, however occasionally the threading on some sockets is not compatible.
To insure compatibility, between threads on uno lamp shade and threads on. uno socket, it is best to purchase socket and lamp shade together.
Install: Uno Lamp shades for Bridge Lamps
Uno lamp shades are used on lamps where shade hangs down from a lamp-arm. They are referred to as bridge lamp shades.
Bridge lamp shades have a 1-1/4" threaded ring at top center of shade.
Lamp requires a uno threaded socket.
Attach shade to lamp by screwing: threaded shade ring onto uno threaded lamp socket.
Socket-switch is at top of shade for easy access.
Socket-swivel enables positioning of uno lampshades. Light is easily directed downward onto task surface.
Very happy with the quality and workmanship of this shade.
Very nice. Looks good on our vintage floor lamp.
Mica shades for bridge lamps
I collect vintage bridge lamps and never find them with original shades. So I was excited to see you offered new mica shades that are consistent with what type of shades these lamps originally had. It was difficult to assess the exact colors of the shades on line, but when they arrived I could not have been happier with the white mica and gold mica shade. I have a few more I will need to purchase.
After searching in local lighting stores and online, Paxton is the only place that had multiple shades for my old lamp. This shade fits my old lamp perfectly and matches the style of the lamp and my home. Thank you!!
Shade exactly as pictured and described, lovely soft light. Packed carefully and quick service.