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Uno shade example photo - fits on the electrical socketUno shade
 screws Slip on also available -ask
Uno shade silk bellClassic silk bell  Uno shade K20362 soft luxury fabric lining, Cream, White
5-10-8 $59
6-12-9 $69
Uno shade silk hexagon shapeHexagon silk bell Uno shade A30113 soft luxury fabric liner, shade colors: Cream, White
6-10-8 $59
7-12-9 $69
Uno shade silk Victorian with fringe trimVictorian silk scallop bell Uno shade A30114
5.5-10-8 $94
6.5-12-9 $99
+ 4" fringe
Uno shade silk shantung empireEmpire silk Uno shade A30803 Tan, Cream, Off White
5-10-8 $59
6-12-9 $69
Uno shade homespun fabricHomespun fabric Uno shade M5326 Hardback Cream, Beige
5-10-8 $59
6-12-9 $69
Uno shade pleatedPleated hardback Uno shade M5026 Cream or White
5-10-8 $59
6-12-9 $69
Uno shade mica amberMica Uno shade hex amber or silver
7x12x7.5 $169
Size measured point-point
Mica shade materialNatural mica mineral mined from the earth.

Uno shade mica silverSilver mica  Uno shade empire
or amber 7x12x7.5 $179

Amber mica and silver mica samples for Uno shadesAmber mica
Silver mica
Uno shade small pleatedPleated hardback fits arm style table lamps
4-6-5 $39

Uno shade off whiteLinen Uno shade off white hexagon
7x12x8 $79
Sale =$39
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Uno shade for bridge lampBridge lamp takes Uno shade Uno shade for goose neck floor lampGooseneck lamp shade takes Uno shade Uno shade for adjustable floor lampGooseneck lamp takes Uno shade
Slip Uno lamp shade fitter slips over the electrical socketSlip on fitters available - ask

Slip Uno lamp shade fitter slips over the electrical socket
Slip Uno fitter washerSlip fitter

Wicker shade converted to Uno shade

We convert any shade to a Uno
1- Screw On Uno Shade for Floor Lamp: 1.25" wide threaded fitters that screw onto the electrical socket
2- Slip On Uno Shade for Floor Lamp: 1.25"+ wide unthreaded fitters that slip over the electrical socket held in place by a threaded ring
3- Slip On Uno Shade for Table Lamp: Deeper drop/recess spiders with fitters that slip over the electrical socket, may or may not be held in place by threaded ring
Many imported Chinese lamps from big box stores (such as Ikea, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) have SLIP Uno SHADE FITTERS.
The fitter hole measures about 1 3/8" - 1 5/8" wide and slips directly over the electrical socket to hold the lampshade. Some have threaded rings and do not. The drop/recess is greater than other types of lamp shades.

We make custom SLIP and custom THREADED Uno shades. We are a comprehensive full service shop and we do most anything imaginable for lampshades - just ask us.

Over the last couple years I have noticed a geometric increase in the number of requests that we receive for a certain UNO type lamp shades. 

They been around for a long time but due to the overwhelming influence of low priced Chinese imports, it is like a cold virus and spreading very rapidly. It is unfortunately being used in ways and in areas where it really does not belong.

First it is important to define a couple of terms. The “SPIDER” is the wire structure near the top rim of the shade frame which radiate outwards from the center. The “FITTER” is the very center section of the spider that fits onto the lamp or lamp hardware. There are different fitter types and each will be addressed in detail below.

The “HARP FITTER” is the most secure method used to attach a shade onto a lamp. It is a metal wire and somewhat "U" shaped hardware piece that comes in many different lengths to accommodate different shade lengths. The harp fits into a "SADDLE" which is another smaller (3") metal hardware piece which is built onto the lamp immediately beneath the electrical socket. When the harp is snapped into the saddle, it creates a very secure and long lasting mount for the lamp shade. Most harps have a swivel feature near the top which allows the shade to be tilted at an angle so you can aim the light for better reading and work projects.

The “CLIP FITTER” fitter method is a wire assembly that simply clips onto the bulb. It is normally built onto and is an integral part of the lamp shade. The clip adapter is also available as a separate component and can be attached to any shade to convert any shade to a clip on shade. This lamp shade fitter is recommended for smaller lamp shades only because it becomes very unstable when used with larger shades.

The “CHIMNEY FITTER” shade has a very large fitter hole in the center so that it can slip down over a glass chimney commonly found on oil lamps. 
The “UNO FITTER” is the last type of lamp shade fitter although there are some other specialty fitters which you are unlikely to encounter. The UNO shade is similar to the chimney fitter shade in that the center hole is large enough to slip down over the electrical socket or is threaded so it screws onto the rim of the electrical socket.

The UNO shade has some serious issues to consider. First, it can be an electrical hazard if disturbed because it rests directly on the electrical assembly. Second, when you need to replace the UNO shade you are forced to use another UNO shade. Replacement UNO shades are simply not available except at a very few full service lamp shops. Even then you are lucky to find even a single size available. Third, the UNO shade is very unstable and when it becomes unstable you are not only ready for a new lamp shade but probably a lamp repair.

A genuine antique lamp with a UNO fitter shade is a very special and separate consideration that can only be addressed on an individual basis. Do not change anything on an antique lamp without first consulting an experienced antique lamp professional.

Summary: If you have a UNO lamp shade we recommend that you consider changing it to a harp fitter lamp shade (excluding antique lamps). Simply add a saddle underneath the socket then select your favorite replacement shade. You will need a harp of the correct size which is usually 3” shorter than your shade. A lamp and shade shop will fit the shade and harp for you. You will have a much sturdier and safer lamp and shade plus changing shades in the future will be very easy.