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Colonial Revival Desk Lamp w/ Conical Shade c1935
Colonial Revival Desk Lamp w/ Conical Shade c1935

$325.00

This coned table lamp with curved columnar arm and Colonial-revival base looks like it would have been right at home on one of our founding father's desks. With a lovely original waxed brass finish, which only highlights the age and history of this piece, we can imagine this inspiring light just ...

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 Industrial Garage Light w/ Worn Red Finish c1947
Industrial Garage Light w/ Worn Red Finish c1947

$425.00

Produced by Detroit Industrial Products as the "new Garage Man shop light" in 1947, this little cast aluminum task lamp could have come under a technician under a vehicle, or helped him sort through parts at his work bench. The size and scale of this lamp are quite charming, but the perfectly ag...

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 Brass Partner Desk Lamp c1930
Brass Partner Desk Lamp c1930

$375.00

Meant to sit in the center of a library or law office partner's desk, this architectural-looking lamp sheds light downward and to both sides. Made of cast and stamped brass, simply finished with a hand-applied wax, the age and patina of the lamp shine through. * Historical Style: Classic

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 Polished Chrome Streamline Desk Lamp c1930s
Polished Chrome Streamline Desk Lamp c1930s

$425.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one features wonderful Streamlined styling and a highly polished original chrome finish. * ...

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Faries No. 153 Flexible Desk Lamp W/ Original Japanned Copper C1915
Faries No. 153 Flexible Desk Lamp W/ Original Japanned Copper C1915

$725.00

Utilizing original flexible conduit for the upper half of this desk lamp, and their classic base design with a section of rope pipe for the lower half, Faries created a highly practical adjustable fixture with simple decorative charm. This example features the original reflector in the original J...

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Hunter Green Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935
Hunter Green Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935

$425.00

If you must sit at a desk, you should at least have something special to light your work. How about a very cool desk lamp that could be mistaken for a Mad Men prop, but is actually the real deal? Perched at the end of sinuous arm, the oversize cap shade on this vintage find swivels from side to s...

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Seafoam Green Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935
Seafoam Green Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935

$525.00

If you must sit at a desk, you should at least have something special to light your work. How about a very cool desk lamp that could be mistaken for a Mad Men prop, but is actually the real deal? Perched at the end of sinuous arm, the oversize cap shade on this vintage find swivels from side to ...

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Classic Flexible Desk Lamp w/ Ruffled Opal Shade c1925
Classic Flexible Desk Lamp w/ Ruffled Opal Shade c1925

$325.00

A typical example of the basic adjustable desk lamp that graced tens of thousands - if not more - of desks and work benches during the 20th century. We've fitted this one with a sweet ruffled opal or milk glass reflector shade. * Historical Style: Classical Revival

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Chocolate Brown Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935
Chocolate Brown Modern Swiveling Desk Lamp c1935

$375.00

If you must sit at a desk, you should at least have something special to light your work. How about a very cool desk lamp that could be mistaken for a Mad Men prop, but is actually the real deal? Perched at the end of sinuous arm, the oversize cap shade on this vintage find swivels from side to ...

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Brass Desk Mounted Reading Lamp c1910
Brass Desk Mounted Reading Lamp c1910

$450.00

An unusual find, this all-brass American Trading Company lamp mounts by clamping to the edge of a high-backed desk or the top of a book shelf. The base of the lamp features a screw-tightened fastener, allowing the lamp to hang over the edge, shining light down on the activity at the desk or book ...

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Adjustable/Collapsible "Handilamp" Metal Desk Light, C1935
Adjustable/Collapsible "Handilamp" Metal Desk Light, C1935

$325.00

The "Handilamp" is a small but charming desk light popular among collectors of classic industrial fixtures. We'll let the copy from an original ad from the 1937 Hatfield Supply Company catalog in our archive speak for itself: "Handilamp - The Little Lamp of 1,000 Uses. A collapsible, portable la...

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Mid-Century O.C. White Laboratory Lamp c1950s
Mid-Century O.C. White Laboratory Lamp c1950s

$425.00

A gently patinated example of O.C. White's later style of adjustable industrial task light, with lever switch and double-layer heat-shield shade, finished in dark gray paint. Ideal as a bookshelf light, mounted over your workbench, bedstead or in your reading nook. * Historical Style: Industrial

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OC White Foreman's Desk Lamp w/ Wood Base c1930s
OC White Foreman's Desk Lamp w/ Wood Base c1930s

$1,250.00

O.C. White's patented adjustable work lights are some of the most desirable industrial fixtures on the market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, White's early work in the 1890s was inspired by the need for adjustable joints in fixtures for the dental industry, but his sturdy and incredibly flex...

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Pair of Mid-Century O.C. White Laboratory Lamps c1950s
Pair of Mid-Century O.C. White Laboratory Lamps c1950s

$875.00

A gently patinated example of O.C. White's later style of adjustable industrial task lights, with lever switches and gray enamel heat-shield shades. Ideal as a bookshelf light, mounted over your workbench, bedstead or in your reading nook. Sold as a set of 2. * Historical Style: Industrial

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Two-Headed Task Lamp by the Laurel Lamp Co C1955
Two-Headed Task Lamp by the Laurel Lamp Co C1955

$525.00

This hard-working task lamp was manufactured by the Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, NJ -- a favorite for many Mid-Century Modern design collectors. While Laurel was known for more organic European-inspired lighting, this example shows the company's ability to create something utilitarian and styli...

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Miniature Hollywood Spotlight Pin-Up Lights,  C1960
Miniature Hollywood Spotlight Pin-Up Lights, C1960

$430.00

While these dapper little spotlights look like they come right out of stage left, they were likely used in a factory or scientific workshop to shed some extra light on whatever was being built or assembled. The heavy cast bases allow for the lights to function as table lamps, while the pre-drille...

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Rare O.C. White Model 1G Adjustable Wall Bracket, c1910
Rare O.C. White Model 1G Adjustable Wall Bracket, c1910

Original Price $2100.00

$1,890.99

O.C. White's patented adjustable work lights are some of the most desirable industrial fixtures on the market. Among the company's many dozens of models and configurations, this fine wall-mounting design offers exceptional reach and includes the very rare G wall swivel bracket. Based in Worcester...

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Quirky Adjustable "Hand" Bracket w/Straw Opal Shade, c1900
Quirky Adjustable "Hand" Bracket w/Straw Opal Shade, c1900

Original Price $3850.00

$3,465.99

We're not sure about the origins or overall integrity of this fixture, but with something this unique, who cares? (We think it could originally have been a dentist's instrument tray holder.) A mix of decorative cast iron and brass, this light features an elaborate mounting bracket at the wall an...

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Faries Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Fluted Opal Shade, C1915
Faries Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Fluted Opal Shade, C1915

$450.00

A classic example of the two-knuckle adjustable desk lamp popularized by Faries, and imitated by Dale and others, this one features restored brown twisted cord, pairs of wing nuts for the adjustable joints, an original turnkey socket with clamp-on fitter and flower-head screws, and - last but not...

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Industrial O.C. White Adjustable Wall or Desk Lamp C1950
Industrial O.C. White Adjustable Wall or Desk Lamp C1950

$750.00

O.C. White's patented adjustable work lights are some of the most desirable industrial fixtures on the market. Among the company's many dozens of models and configurations, this fine wall or desk-mounting design offers exceptional reach and features great sea foam green accents. Based in Worces...

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McCrosky "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket, c1915
McCrosky "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket, c1915

$1,800.00

The "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket was manufactured by the McCrosky Reamer Company, Incorporated (a.k.a. McCrosky Tool Corporaton) of Meadville, Penn. as an articulated task light for workbench or machine mounting. With its quirky yet durable construction, 60" operating range, and unusual ...

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Super Rare Equipoise Fixture w/McCreary Shade, c1910
Super Rare Equipoise Fixture w/McCreary Shade, c1910

$2,800.00

Never has so little articulation been given so much over-design as in the Equipoise bracket. Patented around 1907 and 1908, the Equipoise was designed to keep the angle of the shade consistent as one moved the bracket through a range of motions, and hold the arm in place when it was released. Ye...

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Complete Sun-Kraft UV Lamp Set w/Case & Goggles, c1945
Complete Sun-Kraft UV Lamp Set w/Case & Goggles, c1945

$650.00

Talk about a blast from the past - how about a dose of ultraviolet radiation? This fantastic original Sun-Kraft sun-lamp set comes complete with original carrying cases, hanging tag, goggles, and paperwork - including instructions for how to give your infant a quick tan. We have replaced the or...

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Industrial Articulated Work Light w/Brass Joints, c1955
Industrial Articulated Work Light w/Brass Joints, c1955

$550.00

We've never seen this classic adjustable tension lamp concept executed with these distinctively cool brass circle plates at the joints, but perhaps some of you have? If so, tell us more. This example is an interesting mix of polish and patina, chrome and rusted steel, elegance and eclecticism - ...

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Rare Van Dyke Industrial Articulated Bench Light, c1930
Rare Van Dyke Industrial Articulated Bench Light, c1930

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$550.00

In the articulated lighting game, it was all about having your own proprietary (and hopefully patented) joint design, and the Van Dyke lamps certainly fit the bill with their distinctive stamped-steel donut pivots. This is an exceptional example complete with bench-mount bracket, period brass so...

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Make-Do Hybrid McCrosky "Searchlight" Table Lamp
Make-Do Hybrid McCrosky "Searchlight" Table Lamp

Original Price $1200.00

$1,080.99

he "Searchlight" Universal Lamp Bracket was manufactured by the McCrosky Reamer Company, Incorporated (a.k.a. McCrosky Tool Corporaton) of Meadville, Penn. as an articulated task light for workbench or machine mounting. With its quirky yet durable construction, 60" operating range, and unusual ca...

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Primitive Industrial Stick Lamp C1905
Primitive Industrial Stick Lamp C1905

$650.00

Simple and useful, this stick lamp from an unknown maker gets the job done without unnecessary frills. The base is made of a beveled 1" x 6" square of marble, which anchors a worn brass arm with Faries-esque elements. The whole charming scene is capped by a perfectly aged green parabolic shade. A...

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Machine-Age Streamline Eye-Saver Lamp by Faries Mfg. Co., C1947
Machine-Age Streamline Eye-Saver Lamp by Faries Mfg. Co., C1947

$1,450.00

An icon of Machine Age Streamline design, the Eye Saver Lamp is justifiably one of the immediate postwar masterpieces of industrial design. Often referred to as the “Cobra Lamp” and frequently misattributed to Norman Bel Geddes, the Eye-Saver design was patented in 1947 by the prolific Jean Otis ...

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Faries 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Parabolic Shade, C1920
Faries 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Parabolic Shade, C1920

$675.00

A great example of the classic two-knuckle No. 1012 adjustable desk lamp popularized by Faries, and imitated by Dale and others, this one hits all its marks with new period-correct cloth-covered cord, the authentic T-adjuster knobs on one side of the joints, an original turnkey socket with a pain...

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Faries Style Adjustable Desk Lamp C1895
Faries Style Adjustable Desk Lamp C1895

$750.00

Faries was well known for its line of adjustable and articulated fixtures, which clearly served as the inspiration for lamps such as the one before you. Here is a table-top fixture designed with a serpentine arc that allows the shade to point vertically downward. Industrial elegance at its finest...

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Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Industrial Green Finish c1930
Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Industrial Green Finish c1930

$225.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one features a wonderful factory green finish. * Historical Style: Industrial * Notes: See 3...

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Brass Gilt Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp, c1930
Brass Gilt Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp, c1930

$325.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one features a newly applied brass-toned gilt finish and lovely Classically inspired motifs on...

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Classic Flexible Desk Lamp w/Emeralite Clamshell Shade, c1930
Classic Flexible Desk Lamp w/Emeralite Clamshell Shade, c1930

$425.00

A typical example of the basic adjustable desk lamp that graced tens of thousands - if not more - of desks and work benches during the 20th century. We've fitted this one with a gorgeous Emeralite 'Eye Saver' green and white cased glass clamshell shade. * Historical Style: Industrial * Note: M...

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Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Crimson Finish c1930
Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Crimson Finish c1930

$275.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one features a wonderful Chinese-inspired "Ming" red finish. Handy grooves in the casting of t...

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Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Original Finish c1930
Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp w/ Original Finish c1930

$345.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one has enough wear and tear - or should we say "character and patina" - to convince anyone it...

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Gilt Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp c1930
Gilt Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp c1930

$325.00

Desk lamps like this one, with decorative cast iron bases, flexible conduit stems, and classic parabolic reflector shades, were common for a long period of time, from the 1920s well into the 1950s. This one features wonderful Deco styling and a newly-applied gilt brass-toned finish. * Historic...

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Nicely Patinated Lyhne Shaded Task Light, c1912
Nicely Patinated Lyhne Shaded Task Light, c1912

$650.00

Patented in 1910 by Anker Storm Lyhne (963,912), the Lyhne Lamp was made by Beers Sales Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut and sold well throughout the 1910s. In 1915, Lighting Journal reported that "Claims are made for the Lyhne lamp for use in business offices for clerks, officials, and stenog...

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