Industrial Machine Age Deco Chrome Table Desk Lamp Work Shop Light MCM Vtg
Industrial Machine Age Deco Chrome Table Desk Lamp Work Shop Light MCM Vtg There are 95 photos of the item below. -- The photos load incrementally below depending on your connection, please allow a few seconds for the photos to appear --- Unknown maker, underside of base has a few foundry numbers. Stands 22" tall, base is 8" in diameter, reflector shade is about 9.25 in diameter. Fixture head is adjustable and can be rotated up or down (straight up if desired), it rotates on a single axis (think of it as rotating forward/up/down and NOT side to side). Rim of reflector has a few edge dents (the reflector bell is not dented, just on the rim). The reflector metal has the feel of stamped metal (sheet metal around the edges rather than a thick cast piece). The reflector mount is also stamped/formed type sheet metal (where the reflector connects to the lamp with the three screws). The fixture is a little loose, it is not fully threaded on where it connects to the rotation joint, if you rotate the fixture head about 1/4 to 1/2 turn counterclockwise it feels threaded tight but is cocked off at an angle, I can see the top of the fixture where it connects to the rotation fitting is bent, in fact looking at the angle of the rotation fitting, that fitting is angled a little off to the side, so look at the fixture where it connects to the top rotation fitting and notice how even though the reflector hangs straight down, the connection of the fixture at the top is skewed to one side a little and you can see how the fixture end is bent a little to apparently accommodate that skew. The rotation fitting (with the side tightening knob) sets tight and doesn't have play. The fixture and reflector do have some play because of how I described the fixture not being fully threaded on, it doesn't affect anything or how it sets, it is more of an observation (when you touch it you can wiggle it), with that said, I noticed that if you rotate the reflector upwards it skews to the side but you can then rotate the fixture to tighten it which makes it straighten out in line with the base/pole.
I want to be thorough about what to expect. Could have been the 2nd. The reflector has paint spots. The chrome parts, the base, the chrome post etc have chrome pitting, notice how the finish on the base has extensive fine cleaning scratches. You can see some of that finish scratching/cleaning also on the reflector bell.
You can see how the chrome chipped off on top of the two nuts that hold the lamp to the base (again, those fittings on the base feel rock solid and not loose). The base has some oxidation patches which are easily spotted in the photos. All along the chrome post pipe up to the top fitting has fine chrome pitting.
The rotation fitting has some chrome chipped off and pitting as well. The fixture chrome also has pitting and wear.
All I did when I got this was to go over it with a little polish and a microfiber cloth by hand (I didn't try to buff it with a wheel etc). If you look at the close-ups of the outside of the reflector you can see how there is some polish smearing. Further polishing would clean up the appearance. I just want to emphasize that there is pitting and you should verify that in the photos. The cord is presumed original and measures 36, the cord has soiling etc as shown.
-- See photos for condition details. -- I don't have a way to arrange for a local pick-up of this item, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.