Electrolier

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This 6' diameter crystal electrolier (chandelier) hangs from the dome of the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda. A manual winch originally lowered it about 120' to the floor for maintenance, as seen in the ca. 1910 photograph.
Access Door of the Minnesota State Capitol Electrolier Open to Show Bulbs

Electrolier was the name for a fixture, usually pendent from the ceiling, for holding electric lamps. The word is analogous to chandelier, from which it was formed.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.