Both are Kodak Model D fixtures with 25 watt bulbs. They have chains for hanging from the ceiling and are meant to be pointed up. Certainly I will test them to see if they are faded from age.
Thanks for the replies.
Not so. They can be mounted upward, but are not "meant" to be that way. You likely also have two studs protruding from the sides that allow a bracket to be used. Then the light can be directed toward a particular area.
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