shThe fine folks at Portland, Oregon-based Schoolhouse Electric are truly what we are all about here at Lost Cowboy – people dedicated to creating fine products in the tradition of fine craftsmen from days gone by.

About Schoolhouse Electric: “Schoolhouse Electric was founded by Brian Faherty in 2003 following his discovery of a long-lost collection of cast-iron glass shade moulds in an abandoned warehouse. After carefully restoring them back into production, the hard-working team at Schoolhouse has continued to grow every year since. Together we’re dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing, thoughtful living and purposeful design.”

Schoolhouse Electric started with lighting but has expanded to all sorts of really cool products for the home.

I like Schoolhouse Electric’s Radar Sconce (above right): “Inspired by a light originally used on an industrial parts washer, the Radar Sconce embodies utilitarian simplicity. We stumbled upon a 1970’s stamped electrical box from one of our East Coast vendors and resurrected vintage tooling that had gone unused for decades. By holding on to the original part’s stamped details including a cross cutout, risk-of-fire warning, and wattage rating on the canopy box face, we’ve given an affectionate nod to the incorporation of functional communication so typical of vintage, industrial fixtures. This fixture is practical, colorful and flexible – a beautiful and simple example of American industrial lighting. Handcrafted and custom built in our Portland, Ore. factory to exacting specifications. A Schoolhouse Electric Original.”

Learn more about Schoolhouse Electric and see all their fine offerings here.