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1950s Perforated Trumpet Floor Lamp

Materials: Completely made of brass. Round base. 3 long rods and goose-necks. Round brass part in the middle. Light blue painted conical perforated aluminium lampshades, white painted inside.  Bakelite sockets with a rotary switch.

Height: 185 cm / 72.83”

Width: 40 cm / 15.74”, adjustable brass goose-necks until 110 cm / 43.30”

Base: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”

Electricity: 3 light bulbs E27, 3 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1950s perforated trumpet floor lamp was probably made in several colours. This light blue colour is typical for the period.

Many of these type of floor lamps were produced in Italy and France. This floor lamp has a rotary switch on every lamp and also a general foot switch. The foot switch is probably installed in a later period in time.

Similar perforations in lampshades were also used for lamps designed by Louis Kalff and produced by Philips. Below the NX27 wall lamp. But this is not a floor lamp made by Philips. Several other companies produced similar lamps. Someone suggested it is an Italian lamp, but I could not find any proof for it.

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Brass – Wikipedia

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