Dazor Floating Fixture 2324 Work Lamp
Materials: Grey metallic painted metal base. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. Pivoting rod. Adjustable rectangular grey metallic lampshade. Some metal and plastic parts. 2 fluorescence light tubes.
Height: 72 cm / 28.34”
Lampshade: 47 x 10,5 cm / 18.50 x 4.13”
Base: 25 x 18 cm / 9.84” x 7.08”
Electricity: 2 x F15T8/CW fluorescent light bulbs/tubes 15 watt, 110/220 volt.
Period: 1940s – 1990s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Dazor MFG Corp, St. Louis, Missouri, today Dazor Lighting Technology, 430 Industrial Drive, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043, USA.
Other versions: The Dazor Floating Fixture 2324 work lamp was made in several colours and varieties. It also exists with 3 fluorescent light bulbs.
History: This industrial poise lamp was used for a long time in the Antwerp (Belgium) diamond industry. Below some pictures of a catalogue from the sixties.
These industrial desk lamps were made for many years. Regrettably, an email for more information about this lamp was not answered.
The Dazor company was founded in 1938 by Harry Dazey and Washington University professor Albert Perbal. The precision-balanced “Floating-Arm” revolutionised the task lighting industry in the 1940s. Dazor was also the first fluorescent lamp manufacturer to combine the technology of the portable task light with fluorescent light bulbs. They still produce similar lighting.
Lamps in the movies!
A Dazor Floating Fixture 2324 work lamp was used as a prop in the ITV TV series Endeavour (Endeavour Morse), series 6 (2019). Starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.
Several Dazor Floating Fixture clamp work lamps were used as a prop in the 1975 American political thriller film Three Days of the Condor. A film directed by Sydney Pollack starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.
A Dazor Floating Fixture 2324 work lamp was used as a prop in the 2013 black comedy crime film The Family. Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. The film is based on the French novel Malavita.
A Dazor Floating Fixture work lamp with a different base was used as a prop in the Italian crime TV mini series Maltese – Il Romanzo del Commissario from 2017. Starring Kim Rossi Stuart and Rike Schmid.
A Dazor Floating Fixture work lamp spotted in the 2021 Arte documentary TV series Invitation Au Voyage (Invitation To Travel). Here still in use in the Antwerp Diamond Bourse in Belgium. Dazor lamps were used for many years in the Antwerp diamond business, and they still do.