Eichhof Werke Table Lamp
Materials: Brown coloured plastic, transformer 220-12 volt, halogen light bulb, aluminium diffuser.
Height: 42 cm / 16.53”
Width: 55 cm / 21.65”
Electricity: 1 bulb G4, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 220 volt.
Any type of a G4 halogen light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Eichhof Werke, Heidgraben 4, 36110 Schlitz, Germany.
Other versions: Made in some varieties. Often used to highlight paintings or some wall decoration.
Eichhof 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, Eichhof Werke became prominent in the production of paper-winding capacitors and EMC filters.
Eichhof Werke produced lighting for a short period somewhere in the late 1970s and 1980s. This uplight spotlight is one of those examples. Most of the lamps Eichhof Werke produced during that time were telescopic table/desk/bedside lamps. The company still exists.
Often sold as a lamp from the 1970s, but the switch used on this lamp is made in the 1980s. All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1980s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
Links (external links open in a new window)
EICHHOFF Kondensatoren GmbH
Capacitors (kondensatoren) on Wikipedia
The First Condenser – A Beer Glass – Pieter Van Musschenbroek (1692 – 1761)
How Capacitors Work
The most famous capacitor: the Flux capacitor on Wikipedia
VLM switches on Vintageinfo
Another Eichhoff Werke lamp on Vintageinfo