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1950s Ruton Table Lamp

Materials: Round blue-green cast iron base with a built-in switch. Chrome ring. Conical wood rod. Blue-green aluminium socket holder. Aluminium blue-green mushroom lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”

Base: ∅ 20 cm  / 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Bauhaus style.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Ruton, Thabur, Warmoezierstraat, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Other versions: This 1950s Ruton table lamp exists in several colours.

This table or desk lamp has many similarities with the Max Schumacher desk lamp from 1936, made by Metallwerk Werner Schröder company from Germany. You can find it over here.


Ruton was a Dutch brand for household appliances. The brand was marketed by the Thabur Industriële en Technische Handelsmaatschappij N.V. (Industrial and Technical Trading Company) in The Hague. 

In 1925, Jozeph Blik became managing director of the company, after which rapid growth began. In 1938 more than 400 people worked for Thabur.

Household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, hand mixers, irons, refrigerators, washing machines and clothes dryers were produced. Lamps were made under the names Thabur and Ruton

Ruton became a brand of the Philips company and after a while the name fell into disuse.