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Osram Minispots - different models

OSRAM Profile – from the OSRAM-website

OSRAM, based in Munich, Germany, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had more than 24,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich.

In 1906 the OSRAM incandescent lamp was developed by Carl Auer von Welsbach.

In 1919 AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft), Siemens & Halske (S & H) and Deutsche Gasglühlicht AG (Degea, German Gas Light Company) formed a company for incandescent lamp production under the name OSRAM.

The name is derived from osmium and wolfram, two elements that were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the OSRAM-company was founded.

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Osram Minispot

Lamp 1 – Osram Minispot 10 W 41401

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 6v transformer, magnet, iron parts, stainless steel.

Height: 16 cm / 6.29”

Width: 7 x 6 cm / 2.75 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 10 watt maximum 6 volt.

Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer:  Dieter Witte (1937-2008).

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

Dieter Witte went to school at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hannover (School of Applied Arts) in the German city Hanover. He has been working as a freelance lamp designer since 1966 for different industrial companies, including Osram, Erco and Staff. Many of his projects are design classics.

This light won the iF Design award in 1982.

Lamp 2 – Osram Minispot II – 20 W – model 41701 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, white painted metal or stainless-steel, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 14,5 cm / 6.29”

Width: 6,5 x 6 cm / 5.70 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Osram design, the internal design team.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

This light is a model produced from the late 70s until the 1980s.

Lamp 3 – Osram Minispot II – 20 W – Model 41701 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, white painted metal, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 14,5 cm / 6.29”

Width: 6,5 x 6 cm / 5.70 x 2.36”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Osram design, the internal design team, in 1972.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

This light won the iF Design award in 1972.

Lamp 4 – Osram Minispot – 20 W – Model 41601 

 

Materials: Plastic, 220v – 12v transformer, stainless steel, magnet, iron parts.

Height: 13,5 cm / 5.31”

Width: 7,5 x 7,5 cm / 2.95 x 2.95”

Electricity: 1 halogen bulb Osram Halospot 48, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 12 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: OSRAM Light AG, Marcel-Breuer-Street, 80807 Munich, Germany.

All these lamps have a magnet to “glue” the light globe on to the base. It can be turned in every direction thanks to the coiled wire.

Fantastic lamps with many possibilities. Can be used as a floor lamp, a bedside lamp, a table lamp, a picture light and so on. These type of lamps were sold for more than 40 years. With some luck you can find a new one in the box in a shop.

Light 1 - Osram Minispot 10 W 41401 - 1982 - Dieter Witte

Light 2 - Osram Minispot - 41701 - 1972 - Osram Design

Light 3 - Osram Minispot II - 41701 - 1972 - Osram Design

Light 4 - Osram Minispot - 41601 - 1972