We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Large J.M. Wightman Electrical Plate Machine
This 1840s machine is unsigned but attributed to “J.M. Wightman.” Walnut cross base design with glass plate and large brass conductors mounted on thick and hollow hand blown glass insulators. This is 38 inches long... $1800