Project: Duplicate original lantern circa 1910.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The original lantern was damaged in a move and the project called for
an exact duplicate to be created. Our focus was matching the
dimensions, lamping, and fine details found in the original.
Constructed of Plaster of Paris and held together using a combination of
Burlap and horsehair, the reproduction fixture would be fiberglass.
Using one of the surviving fixtures to create the mold, a 12-sided
fiberglass frame came to fruition with excellent details.
The glass was sourced from an original window from the church that had
been updated. The cut and fit of the glass was again an excellent match
to the existing lanterns.
The original fixture stood 7' high with a width of approximately 36",
the duplicate fixture matched the dimensions.
The Church restoration committee and the congregation were very pleased
with the final results and have gone on to order two additional
fixtures to replace the aging originals.