In the late 70’s to early 80’s Bryant Musser had a successful antique shop in downtown State College, PA. He caught the antiquing bug when he purchased an old brass bed, refinished it & sold it for quite a price!
At the time, it was all catalogue sales, so he made a catalogue & sent out the information to potential customers. Business grew & he moved away from antique sales & devoted time to making the brass sconces & chandeliers. He moved his business into an old grist mill in Bellefonte, PA & brought this brother, Mark, in to help with the sales end while Bryant concentrated on creating each piece by hand.
Business took off & Bryant spent a lot of time working. With a family at home he decided to once again relocate the business. A large 3 story barn was built in the backyard. “If I’m going to spend that much time working, I want to commute across the backyard on foot.” The business still resides there today.
Over time Victorian Lighting Works was contacted by many government buildings to help recreate the building to their former glory. The Michigan State Capital found photos their original lights in their archives and sent them to be recreated. They also did fixtures for the Texas State Capitol.