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Hippo Hardware's Lighting Shop: Behind the Scenes

Posted on May 13, 2016 | 4 Comments

We'd like to take a minute here and highlight our amazing lighting shop.  Our shop has daily adventures with all the wacky antique lighting we restore and rewire.  It's not uncommon to head back there and hear the grinding wheel, drill press, and and polishing wheel all whirring away. 

Not only do we wire our own fixtures, we take in repairs!  That can mean everything from someone's favorite chandelier to some really wacky ideas- a blend?  a mailslot?  a ship's wheel?  Sure thing!

Here are some chandeliers in the shop's ante-room.  Sort of like a waiting area for light fixtures:

Here is an overview of the shop:

Here is a chandelier in progress (the shop gentlemen are tender sorts and did not volunteer to be photographed.  I was, however, able to convince one to keep his hand in the picture):


And lastly our vice-on-a-post.  It's really quite handy:

 Need something rewired?  Bring it in!  Afraid of antique lighting because you want to make sure it's safe, rewired, and able to be hung by an electrician?  We've got you covered! 

Do you have any stories to share about adventures rewiring light fixtures?  Share them in the comments!



4 Responses

Hippo Hardware
Hippo Hardware

February 09, 2018

Hi Jenn,
Yay! We hope you got to come in and enjoy the store. Thanks!


April 21, 2017

Hi Jessica,
We can let you know if we’re interested in purchasing items from you if you email us photos to HippoHardware gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Jennifer Rambo
Jennifer Rambo

November 22, 2016

Hi there,
I still have yet to explore your store but I’m giddy with excitement to do so.
I have some mid centry danish made globe fixtures and the glass is broken on one. After the holiday I will be back with these beloved fixtures and can send photographs and dimentions. I look forward to working with you to try and find a match to make the set complete.
Jenn Rambo

jessica krisell
jessica krisell

August 18, 2016

Just wanted to know the value of few things in I have and want to sell.

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