The light pictured (Humphrey?) is easy to convert because of the larger neck, the wires will fit thru after the brass fitting is removed. That said, it is a shame to alter a working gas lamp of this era. Be very careful to save the fittings and burner nose if you decide to electrify it. $35 is fair. The globe is not original. This lamp came with a heavier glass globe.
If your other gas lamps are newer, try them first.
The old Veritas lamps are hard to convert because of a very narrow neck. Also, the fittings usually have to be destroyed to run even tiny wires. I don't recommend converting Veritas lamps.
Thanks Vikx for the tips. I'll definitely make sure it can be converted back and forth depending on what the eventual owner may want. Ideally, I'd like to design it switchable in minutes if that is remotely possible. Not sure if anyone has taken on that feat. Maybe a little research is in order.
Thanks NC. Yes, I'll definitely bench test anything I come up with for a gas light conversion. Might make for a good wintertime project now that I think about it.
With my cabinetry work, I've done exactly what you are suggesting with recessed type lighting, especially on the underside of kitchen cabinet uppers. I have a great source for tons of different options.
There is a thread on here somewhere on how to convert it. So maybe try a search. I have been looking for one for my Airflyte for over a year now with no luck, I think that sounds a like a reasonable price.
Thanks mel - I'll take a look for info that might be out there. With some advice from others, I've decided to keep this fixture powered by gas. I need to have a light in the trailer if camping without a battery or shore power. So this will fit the bill for that purpose.
I'm now thinking of adding LED capability with a tiny bulb possibly mounted within this fixture that would shine through the globe. I need to come up with a design unless someone else has attempted this feat. That would be the best of both worlds if I can pull it off.