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Large Antique Cast Iron Pole Cap Finials Street Lights Berkeley Ca. circa 1900's

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Seller: pickmypick (1,955) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Redwood Valley, California, Ships to: US, Item: 281826021798 Please check out my eBay store for other collectibles and unique items.Please click the link immediately below. Pick My Pick Store For sale is a set of (4) Large Antique Cast Iron Pole Cap Finials Street Lights Berkeley Ca. circa 1900's. I bought these from the man who rescued them in 1947 at the age of 15. Street improvements were being conducted in his neighborhood and he was just beginning to do architectural salvage for extra money. His family moved from Berkeley in 1947 so that is why the time of rescue is so certain. When I bought them they were sill in a wooden box marked Berkeley Street light tops. The original owner said he believes based on the houses in his neighborhood that these poles where installed around 1900's. I did some research to see if this was possible and learned that Berkeley first began installing street lights in 1888. These finials are cast iron and weight almost 10 pounds each. None are chipped or cracked. The exterior still has a bit of the original brown paint. It appears they were only painted once and that this is the original color. Sitting as seen in the pictures the are 6" from table top to tip of the finial. The outside diameter of the finial is 6 7/8" and the inside diameter is 6 1/4". The inner lip is 1` 1/4" meaning it will slid over your pole 1 1/4". As you can see in the pictures they have the markings 8 J 5 1/2 I am not sure what that refers to. All of the finials have their original set screws that I believe may be rusted in place and need a bit of TLC to remove them. I made no effort to prevent damaging them since I don;t know if your application is decorative on a shelf or in place on top of a pole. I will not break the set up. They deserve to remain together after all these years. I believe to ship them safely I will be shipping in two separate boxes at the time of purchase. Condition: See pictures Read listing Pepsi not included. Its for scale., Color: Brown Rust, Material: Cast Iron

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