1960s Infrared Table Lamp
Materials: Round grey metal (iron) painted base. Grey painted perforated lampshade. Polished aluminum handle and rod. Porcelain socket. Tungsram 250 watt infrared light bulb.
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Lampshade: 15 x 23 cm / 5.90 x 9.05”
Base: ∅ 13,5 cm / 5.31”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 250 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: To be appraised.
Other versions: Unknown.
A rare seen model. Most of these infrared table lamps were produced by Philips. It is possible that this is a Philips lamp, but there is no label present. Infrared lamps by Philips usually have a label or stamp. This lamp only has a label with “infrared” on it. It has a hook on the bottom on the base so it can be used as a wall lamp.
Infrared lamps are used for pain relief such as muscle pain. The warmth penetrates deeply into the skin and stimulates local blood flow in the painful area.
The electric parts were made by Acciarri, an Italian company. Acciarri is an Italian family name, mostly found on the east coast of the country. Nothing to be found about this company, it must be long gone. Acciarri also produced switches and other electric parts for Reggiani, the famous Italian lightning company. And many other companies, of course.
It is not so exceptional that the electrical components are Italian. Many European light producers used Italian parts.