1960s Infrared Table Lamp
Materials: Round grey painted metal (iron) base. Grey painted conical lampshade perforated with elongated slots. Polished aluminium 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: It is unknown if this 1960s infrared table lamp was made in several versions.
A rare seen model. Most of these infrared table lamps were produced by Philips. 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.
Sometimes said it is an Osram Theratherm lamp, but a lamp found with an attached paper label says JL.
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.