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1950s Brass And Aluminium Bedside Lamp

Materials: Round brass base, painted white, vanilla, ochre. Brass curved rod. Aluminium lampshade, painted on the outside, white painted on the inside. Some brass parts. Gold painted iron bottom plate. Metal socket.

Height: 24 cm / 8.66”

Lampshade: ∅ 18,5 cm / 7.28”

Base: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Gebrüder Cosack, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany – attributed.

Other versions: This 1950s brass and aluminium bedside table lamp also exists in a big version.

Cosack

The Gebrüder Cosack (Gecos) company was founded in 1848 as a metal processing plant in Neheim-Hüsten, Germany by Egon, Friedrich and Theodor Cosack. In the beginning they made liturgical items and crosses made of brass and they also produced kerosene lamps. Later the company came to the production of electric lamps. Cosack is the oldest Neheim lamp factory.

After the Second World War Cosack pursued a modern direction. A best seller were copper lighting for restaurants. The company was declared bankrupt in 1984.

Best known designers: Ursula or Gottfried Stürzenhofecker (unclear, they are both designers), K. H. Kinsky.

Arno

The switch was made by Arno, in all probability an Italian company. But it is possible it is not original and was replaced some years ago.