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Glass Uplighter Pendant Lamp

Materials: Glass, frosted on one side. White painted brass, some metal, aluminium and plastic parts. Metal wire, fabric wrapped electric wire.

Cord Length: 150 cm / 59.05”

Height: 47 cm / 18.50”

Width: ∅ 63 cm / 24.80”

Electricity: 1 halogen double ended light bulb R7S – J Type T3. 1 x  300 watt maximum. 110/220 volt.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Unknown.

This pendant lamp is a strange lamp. It has no markings or labels whatsoever. Not even remnants of a label. In the 1970s it was already mandatory in Europe. 

Halogen light exist since a long time. It is an incandescent lamp consisting of a tungsten filament and a tube that is filled with a mixture of an inert gas and a small amount of a halogen such as bromine or iodine. The history goes back to  1882, but in 1959, General Electric patented a practical lamp using iodine.

The electric parts of this lamp are at the earliest of the mid 1970s. Aluminum reflectors like these were not made before that time. 


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Halogen lamp on Wikipedia

Halogen lamps on Vintageinfo

Glass Uplighter Pendant Lamp