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Mid-Century O.C. White Task Lamp
Mid-Century O.C. White Task Lamp

$425.00

A gently patinaed 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.

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

$2,100.00

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-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

$3,850.00

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 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Opal Cone Shade, C1915
Faries 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Opal Cone 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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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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Original Finish Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp, c1930
Original Finish Adjustable Cast Iron Desk Lamp, 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 has enough wear and tear - or should we say "character and patina" - to convince anyone it...

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Faries No. 153 Flexible Desk Lamp W/Tulip Shade, C1915
Faries No. 153 Flexible Desk Lamp W/Tulip Shade, C1915

$575.00

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 khaki twisted cord, and a dark natural p...

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Pair of Adjustable O.C. White Lamps w/X-Ray Shades, c1915
Pair of Adjustable O.C. White Lamps w/X-Ray Shades, c1915

$3,600.00

Consisting of original cast iron and steel O.C. White adjustable fixtures on new custom aged-steel slab bases, this pair of table lamps has been outfitted with rare small offset X-Ray reflector shades that would have originally been used in showroom windows. The shades are silvered on the interi...

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Rare No.22 Faries Adjustable Desk Lamp, C1900
Rare No.22 Faries Adjustable Desk Lamp, C1900

$1,400.00

Faries was well known for its line of adjustable and articulated fixtures. The No. 22 model shown here was a table-top fixture designed to allow the socket to be adjusted along the arc of the tubing to any angle. In addition, the vertical stem features telescoping construction to change the heigh...

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Brass Faries No.7 Articulated Wall Bracket w.Reflector, c1920
Brass Faries No.7 Articulated Wall Bracket w.Reflector, c1920

$3,500.00

The distinctive adjustable brass fixtures of the Faries Company of Decatur, Ill. have become some of the most sought-after antiques in the industrial lighting market, and their Model No. 7 is a good reason why. Classic Faries patented joints, the unmistakable reticulated cast wall bracket, strai...

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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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Gray Fostoria BH-Series Localite Adjustable Bracket, c1950
Gray Fostoria BH-Series Localite Adjustable Bracket, c1950

Original Price $750.00

$639.99

With an original gray-painted finish mostly intact, a sprinkling of rust for gritty-pretty authenticity, and a new gold twisted cord for replacement wiring this is a great example of the popular (and almost bomb-proof) BH series of articulated fixtures known as "Localites" made by Fostoria Press...

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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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Raw Industrial Articulated Steel Work Light, c1950
Raw Industrial Articulated Steel Work Light, c1950

$550.00

An interestingly raw and straightforward variation of the classic ball-joint articulated work light, this fixture has a great natural patina and a sort of clumsy elegance that lends it authenticity and character - great artistic inspiration for the work you might do under it.

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Rare Van Dyke Articulated Lamp w/X-Ray Shade, c1930
Rare Van Dyke Articulated Lamp w/X-Ray Shade, c1930

$575.00

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 a great example complete with bench-mount bracket, period brass socket, a...

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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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Sears Craftsman Articulated Work Bench Light, c1960
Sears Craftsman Articulated Work Bench Light, c1960

Original Price $650.00

$554.99

With looks that were definitely made for the shop or garage - not the house - Sears' line of Craftsman work lights were a bit of a knock-off of the better known line of Fostoria Localites. Made ruggedly of heavy steel and painted postwar gray, these fixtures lit countless home workshop and small...

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Very Rare Self-Adjusting Medical Wall Bracket, c1920
Very Rare Self-Adjusting Medical Wall Bracket, c1920

$1,250.00

With its original nickel finish, a dual-arm, multidimensional adjustment configuration, and a friction joint system that holds the bracket in position after moving, this doctor or dental light has all the bells and whistles one might look for in a rare and unusual industrial lighting fixture. We...

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Gloriously Rough Fostoria Localite Work Light, c1950
Gloriously Rough Fostoria Localite Work Light, c1950

$550.00

A wonderfully raw and rusty example of the rugged Fostoria Localite adjustable bracket found in countless factories and workshops and even ships since 1936. This fixture has a great natural patina and a sort of clumsy elegance that lends it great authenticity and character - perfect artistic ins...

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Faries-Style Adjustable Desk Lamp W/ Green Clam Shell Shade C1920
Faries-Style Adjustable Desk Lamp W/ Green Clam Shell Shade C1920

$525.00

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 UNO fitter and a stunning green and white cased glass Emer...

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

$1,200.00

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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Woodward Machine Co."Utilight" Task Lamp Pat. 1943
Woodward Machine Co."Utilight" Task Lamp Pat. 1943

$825.00

Designed and patented by William H. Woodward, "Utilight" task and floor lamps were some of the finest and most reliable machinist's lights in the 1930's and '40's. This remarkable and well-maintained example features two of Woodward's patented elements: a double reinforced cast aluminum shade and...

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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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Faries 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Hubbell Reflector, C1920
Faries 1012 Adjustable Desk Lamp W/Hubbell Reflector, C1920

$525.00

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 the authentic T-adjuster knobs on one side of the joints, in unlacquered brass with a NOS Hubbell reflector.

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