Vintage Barn Light Facts: Appleton Electric Company
Appleton Electric Company manufactured the extensive line of vintage barn light fixtures which were formerly made and sold by Goodrich lighting equipment. Appleton’s line featured heavy duty, vapor tight light fixtures such as the Appleton Porcelain Explosion Proof Warehouse Pendant.
This explosion proof warehouse shade is 16″ H by 20″ W with an 8″ x 8″ clear glass light inside. The glass portion is protected by an gray aluminum cage that is similar to a Barn Light Electric Co. ® Cast Guard unit. The remainder of the Appleton Porcelain Explosion Proof Warehouse Pendant has a gray aluminum top with a white, porcelain enamel shade.
In the mid 1900’s, Appleton was the primary source of lighting equipment and supplies for virtually every industrial and commercial use. Appleton’s experience in engineering and its national system of manufacturing facilities gave Appleton Lighting Equipment the highest degree of specialization and development in industrial lighting.
Appleton owned three plants – with general offices in Chicago and Milwaukee. All Goodrich® lighting was made in accordance with the National Electrical Code Standard and all of its equipment was approved by the Underwriters Laboratories. Appleton Electric Company was also charter member of the RLM Lighting standards institute. This means that all fittings and mechanical devices have been tested in the laboratory and under actual working conditions, to insure best possible operation and permanence. Appleton Electric Company is one of a number of industry leading brands of the EGS Electrical Group, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation.
Appleton Electric has designed and manufactured a wide range of innovative electrical products for both hazardous and non-hazardous locations. Today, the name appears on more than 20,000 electrical products used in almost every phase and type of construction.
Additional vintage explosion proof lighting can be found at barnlightelectric.com . Similar styles from Crouse Hinds are highly sought after today and can be found by shopping within our Vintage Industrial Lighting category.