Caption Old Lights On in Farmington

June 25, 2015 - table lamp

Old Lights On is aptly named. Stanley Peck, who started a antique and selected lighting association 17 years ago, creates it happen.

“I’d contend 99 percent” — he pauses, afterwards continues — “I would go out on a large limb: 100 percent of what’s being used now, if it fails, it can be repaired.”

Based in a stable during his Farmington home, Peck buys, sells, restores and repairs antique and selected lighting fixtures.

When someone calls, “I never know if it’s going to be, ‘Will we buy this lamp?’ or ‘Will we repair this lamp?'”

Peck, who late 6 years ago after operative 3 decades as a counsel for a state, grew adult in Moodus, “back in a day when it was a large review area.” His father, a apparatus and color builder for Pratt Whitney, and his mom ran a small antique business on a side out of their two-car garage. “They would get people walking by after dinner.”

But he says he prefers things “that we can put to use — things that are useful, that have a duty — and, during a same time, are historic.”

Jammed in his stable are chandeliers, sconces, list lamps and building lamps, along with countless shades, globes and parts. There’s an whole quarrel of ancestral chandeliers that creatively were aflame with gas though given have been converted to electricity.