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Mid-Century Natural Table Lamp W/ Maple Leaf Shades C1965
Mid-Century Natural Table Lamp W/ Maple Leaf Shades C1965

$525.00

This two-armed desk lamp hails from the late 1960s, a time when the Mid-Century Modern minimalism was, like the country, loosening up and embracing its wild side. This groovy table lamp features a two-toned finish (brass and period-popular brown) and a charming pair of nature-inspired shades, whi...

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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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Eames-Era Two-Armed Lamp W/ Fiberglass Shades C1960
Eames-Era Two-Armed Lamp W/ Fiberglass Shades C1960

$475.00

Mid-century designers were inventors and experimenters, challenging each other to come up with new and better ways to simply and inexpensively bring design into modern homes. Fiberglass was one answer to that challenge and we see mid-century greats like Eames, Saarenin and Panton presenting a var...

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Mid-Century Table Lamp W/ Teak Knobs C1965
Mid-Century Table Lamp W/ Teak Knobs C1965

$375.00

This hard-working table lamp brings direct utilitarian light, but doesn't skimp on mid-century styling. We love the pin-prick perforations around the brass-colored shades and the teak knobs offer a hint of natural influence, which was a popular element during the later mid-mod movement.

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Dapper Little Black and Gold Table Lamp C1965
Dapper Little Black and Gold Table Lamp C1965

$375.00

This hard-working table lamp brings direct utilitarian light, but doesn't skimp on mid-century styling. We love the conical hour-glass shade shape, made even more charming by the flared black and gold base.

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Sweet Mid-Century Lamp W/ Burlap Shade C1965
Sweet Mid-Century Lamp W/ Burlap Shade C1965

$375.00

This sweet desk lamp hails from the late 1960s, a time when the Mid-Century Modern minimalism was, like the country, loosening up and embracing its wild side. This groovy table lamp features a brass-plated finish and a charming nature-inspired burlap shade. A lovely mid-century source of light, p...

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 Japanned Copper Library Lamp by Faries C1920
Japanned Copper Library Lamp by Faries C1920

$695.00

Meant to shed light directly downward, this early-century Faries lamp would have been most commonly found atop an upright piano, on the highest shelf in a library or above a roll-top desk. The fixed bracket arm projects the head of the lamp forward, while the cylindrical visor ensures that light ...

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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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Worn and Weathered Articulating Naval Lamp C1920
Worn and Weathered Articulating Naval Lamp C1920

$950.00

We love when our antiques show their age and this industrial articulating lamp does not disappoint. We have preserved the perfectly worn patina of the nickel-plated brass, which is covered in scratches and nicks (also known as "character"). Salvaged from a pre-war ship, the lamp fully articulates...

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

Original Price $550.00

$469.99

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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High-Rise Desk Lamp, c1945
High-Rise Desk Lamp, c1945

$350.00

We'll admit, we don't know much about this antique find. With its architectural profile, it could be Art Deco; or, with its stack of saucer shapes, it could be a postwar piece. Either way, it has a down-to-business masculine presence about it. We imagine it used to stand sentinel in a smoky newsr...

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 Two-Headed Mid-Century Table Lamp C1965
Two-Headed Mid-Century Table Lamp C1965

$350.00

This hard-working table lamp brings direct utilitarian light, but doesn't skimp on mid-century styling. We love the pin-prick perforations on the brass-colored shades, perched on the bendable goose-necks. Additional functionality: each of the lamp heads is individually wire (note the on/off knobs...

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

$1,350.00

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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