1960s Lampette Telescopic Table Lamp – Hala Catalogue 1967
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Lampette reading lamp in the MoMA Museum
The Lampette lamp in the book American Design – Google books
New Lampette pedicure lamps for sale
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The First Condenser – A Beer Glass – Pieter Van Musschenbroek (1692 – 1761)
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Another Koch Creations telescopic desk lamp
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.
1960s Lampette Telescopic Table Lamp
Materials: White plastic conical round base. Transformer 220-6 volt inside. Telescopic extendable square chrome rod. White plastic conical round lampshade. Metal B15 socket.
Height: 45 cm / 17.71” – adjustable
Base: ∅ 8 cm /3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb B15, 1 x 15 watt maximum, 6 volt – 220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s until today – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Koch Creations, Lynbrook, New York, USA in 1963.
Manufacturer: Sold/produced by several companies.
Other versions: Made in several varieties and colours over the years. Produced since the 1960s, these lamps were a big success and they were sold and/or produced by several companies. Lampette lamps ware made with a different base, but all with a hook for use as a wall lamp.
Lampette reading lamps can be found with labels: produced in West Germany, produced in Japan and so on. These lamps are still in production and for sale today. In The Netherlands these lamps are sold as pedicure lamps with an halogen bulb inside. Price: 74,50 euro. Producer unknown.
Produced or sold by RR-Leuchten – Germany, Kreo LTD – Japan, Eichhoff Werke – Germany, Diginette – Germany…
Eichhoff Werke was founded by Eugen Eichhoff in 1919. In 1931 the company started as a specialist in electrical components and systems. In the following years, Eichhoff Werke became prominent in the production of paper-winding capacitors and EMC filters.
Eichhoff Werke sold lighting for a short period somewhere in the late 1970s and 1980s. Most of the lamps Eichhoff Werke produced or sold during that time were telescopic table/desk/bedside lamps. The company still exists.
Hala Zeist Lampenfabriek
Hala is one of the first light companies of The Netherlands, originated in 1932 in the city of Zeist and later moved to Amersfoort.
Herman Theodoor Jan Anthoin Busquet, always said that he is the designer of many Hala lamps is the founder of the company.
The company’s origin is in Hannover, Germany. The name is derived from the Hannoversche Lampenfabrik GmbH, founded in 1920. HALA Hanover ended business in the 1960s. Both companies sold the same lamps and used similar catalogues.
Hala from The Netherlands never stopped business.
Translated text from the Hala Catalogue from 1967
Due to the stand, the LAMPETTE can be placed in any desired position. One can make it longer or shorter, horizontal or vertical, in short, adjustable in any position. The reflector can be rotated in any direction and throws the light beam were you want. After pulling out using connector plug, LAMPETTE folded down, ready … simple as that folded, 150 mm stand extendable to 410 mm With built-in transformer 6 volt.