There can be no upcycled bar sexier than this repurposed 1920′s German light bulb voltage tester bar. With it’s antique iron finish and gorgeous spherical shape, we see it as the ultimate in functional, industrial-style decor. It sets the bar so to speak. Read on for the full story about this gorgeous upcycled piece.
We can’t tell a lie, up until seeing this light bulb voltage tester bar, we didn’t know that light bulb voltage testers were a thing. It turns out that back in the 1920′s when light bulbs were new on the market, Germans required the use of these bulbous contraptions to test light bulb voltage. Nearly a century later, this 1920′s light bulb voltage tester was salvaged from a rundown factory in Germany. Spruced up with shelving and polished to perfection, the 1920′s light bulb voltage tester was then given a second life as an ultra stylish at home bar cabinet.
We adore the steampunk design aesthetic of this early 20th century salvaged piece. Its hinged globe centre opens to reveal shelves, stemware racks and wine slots, all supported by a sleek tripod base. We simply cannot think of a better upcycled bar for a masculine bachelor pad or on-trend lover of libations. This vintage light bulb voltage tester has truly found it’s higher purpose as a top-tier at home bar unit.
Our favourite small design feature is the small peek door at the front of the globe. We’re not sure what it’s original function was, but we love it all the same. It would be great for casually checking in on your alcohol supply. Be sure to have lots in stock if you want to ask friends help you move your light bulb voltage tester bar around. Tipping the scales at 265 pounds, a little liquid encouragement might be in order.
Source: Restoration Hardware