Plexiglass at Retropolitan!

The Moss Manufacturing Company was established in San Francisco in 1937.  It originally produced traditional metal lighting with long-stemmed bases and a lamp shade.  World War II and the rationing of metal forced the company to come up with a new and innovative material with which to manufacture lamps:  Plexiglass!  With this new and unconventional material came new and unconventional designs.  The company plugged (no pun intended!) its new products as “conversation pieces,” and indeed they were, and still are.