AGI Scissor Industrial Wall Lamp
Materials: Black/dark grey painted metal (iron) scissor and curved rod. Some brass parts. Black/dark grey painted wall mount. Black/dark grey painted lampshade, white painted inside. Bakelite socket and white Bakelite switch.
Opened: +- 120 cm / 47.24”
Closed: +- 50 cm / 19.68”
Lampshade: ∅ 14,5 cm / 5.70”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1920s, 1930s – Interwar period, Bauhaus, art deco.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AGI Belgium.
Other versions: Made in several sizes and forms. Also made in white, grey, orange-red and possibly some other colours.
Little is known about the Belgium company AGI. They only produced industrial work lamps in this style. Made in aluminium, brass or iron. Occasionally a wall lamp appears with a fluorescence tube. There is nothing to be found in the Belgian Official Journal about the company/factory; it must be long gone. To be continued!
It is possible that these lamps were still in production in the 1950s, it’ts hard to tell. Most of them are rewired and the sockets and switches were made the same for many years.