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These photos were provided by Taco Hermans of The Netherlands Department for Conservation:

Emile Sanders Vera-Lux vault lights Luxfer (Willem van Rijn) vault lights Luxfer (Willem van Rijn) vault lights
Emile Sanders · Vera-Lux
Keizersgracht 496-494
Luxfer · Willem van Rijn (Wm van Ry)
Corner of the Utrechtsestraat and the Herengracht


Taco reports: "These pictures were taken at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), situated at Herengracht 380 in Amsterdam. The skylight is situated above the main staircase and contains prims tiles from Luxfer and an unknown type. Maybe it's Vera-Lux, because they put their name on the side of the tiles. I could not see any name and did not recognize the pattern."

Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD)
Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) Skylight tiles at The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD)


The following photos show a Vera-Lux vault light plate that was part of the original "Plan Zuid" city expansion ca 1917. The plate is now in the collection of Rein Catsburg, who saved it from an ignoble dumpster death in the late 1970s during a basement renovation ("It was used in a so-called Souterain that was not fit for daily living and mostly used as [a] study or small wine cellar."). Photos are by Rein. Little is known about Emile Sanders, but Rein reports that in his research, he found that Sanders worked with Berlage on Plan Zuid. Does anyone know more?
Vera-Lux vault light plate from Plan Zuid, Amsterdam (top) Vera-Lux vault light plate from Plan Zuid, Amsterdam (bottom)