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Grijpstra en de Gier 2: De Ratelrat – Wikipedia (in Dutch)
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Herda Rise & Fall Metal Pendant Lamp
Materials: Grey painted round witch hat style or bell shaped aluminium lampshade, painted white inside. Round white opal glass half globe diffuser. Rolly rise & fall mechanism. Some plastic parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11”). It can be easily adjusted in height by grabbing the lamp with both hands, and pulling it gently.
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: ∅ 47 cm / 18.50”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. However, clear bulbs create stripes on the opaque glass and therefor also on the walls.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Herda Verlichting BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Other versions: This Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp was in all probability made in several colours.
Herda Verlichting BV
Herda Verlichting BV (Herda Lighting company) was a owned by the Dutch “brothers Daniels” family and was located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 1946 by Henk en Rob Daniels (HeRDA). Declared bankrupt on June 24, 1997.
Herda had some top designers employed, including Willem van Oyen Sr. who is famous for his lamps he designed for the Raak Amsterdam company, also from The Netherlands, of course.
Rolly is an Italian company that produced rise & fall mechanisms for many lamp producers around the world in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s.
Lamps in the movies!
This Herda rise & fall metal pendant lamp was used as a prop in the Dutch crime film Grijpstra en de Gier 2: De Ratelrat from 1987. Starring Rijk de Gooyer en Peter Faber.