1950s Brass And Aluminium Bedside Lamp
Materials: Brass base and rod. The base is painted in ocher/vanilla. Aluminium lampshade, ocher/vanilla painted outside, white on the inside. 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: Also made in a big version.
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.
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.