Honsel Leuchten Wall Lamp
Materials: Chromed metal (iron) wall mount and rod. Some metal and brass parts. Smoked brown, amber geometric faceted crystal glass globe lampshade. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38”
Width: 16 cm / 6.29”
Depth: 21 cm / 8.26”
Wall Mount: ∅ 9 cm / 3.54”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a white/opaque light bulb was used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Honsel Leuchten, Fischer & Honsel GmbH, Graf-Gottfried-Straße 111, D-59755 Arnsberg, Germany.
Other versions: The glass globe of this Honsel Leuchten wall lamp was used for several other lamps.
Honsel Leuchten was founded in 1833 as Gebrüder Wolff, today Fischer & Honsel GmbH. Fischer & Honsel GmbH bought Gebruder Wolff in 1959. This makes Honsel the oldest lighting company in the lighting city Neheim-Hüsten.
Honsel develops, produces and distributes decorative lighting until today. Honsel has an operational site of 32,000 m² (7.9 acres). The company employs about 100 people. The company merged with Fischer Leuchten from Sundern to form Fischer & Honsel GmbH.
Neheim-Hüsten (Arnsberg) is the light capital of Germany. Arnsberg is located in the north-east of the Sauerland in the Ruhr river valley.
Light companies that are/were active in the city are: Hillebrand-Leuchten, Cosack Leuchten (Gebruder Cosack), Kaiser Leuchten (Kaiser Idell). Albert & Bause GmbH, Bankamp Leuchten. Baum Leuchten, Cöppicus-Schulte & Bongard, Dame & Co., Escolux. Hermann Lamberty, Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer. Martin Müller & Co. GmbH, Heinz Neuhaus. Schröder & Co., Trilux Lenze GmbH and several others.
This wall lamp is made in the style of some lamps made by Glashütte Limburg.
Also the Hans-Agne Jakobsson company sold several lamps like this, also with the same glass globe. You can find it on the Hans-Agne Jakobsson archive website. It is named Pastoral.