Glass Uplighter Pendant Lamp
Materials: Glass mushroom style lampshade, frosted on one side. Big curved disc. White painted brass curved rods and parts. Some metal, aluminium and plastic parts. Steel wire. Fabric wrapped electric wire. Porcelain socket.
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, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: It is unknown if this glass uplighter pendant lamp was made in other versions or colours, but it probably is.
This glass uplighter 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. Aluminium reflectors like these were not made before that time.
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