How could we not take it? It's perfect. Well, OK, it's not perfect in the "doesn't need a good scrubbing with some gentle dish soap" sense, but it's perfect in the "authentic mid-century globe light" sense.
This mid-century globe light used to hang in front of a house it had no business being on – a colonial that was probably built in the 1930s and probably had this light added in the 1950s – but it's perfect for our mid-century ranch.
I went looking for a maker's mark and a first I didn't think I found anything. There's this really cool "Union Made" sticker that too small to actually read.
And this Underwriters Laboratories Inc. sticker, but they're a product safety facility, not a manufacturer.
On a whim I thought, "I wonder what EJS means?" So a little google magic later and I know that this is an EJS Lighting globe light. And then something in the back of my brain said, "You know the name EJS Lighting." That's when it clicked, EJS Lighting made the Stockholm lights:
Which were it inspiration for some Rejuvenation lighting, including the Corona lights (which were my backup lights in case I was never able to find a pair of Moe honeycomb lights). In Rejuvenation's description of the Corona lights they said, "The EJS line included hip hourglass chandeliers, classic pull-downs, elegant Swedish-glass shades, and the iconic 'Glow-Bal' sphere pendants."
I can't find anything additional about EJS Lighting Glow-Bal globe lights, but if I had to guess, I'd say I'm the proud owner of one.