Josef Brumberg Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base. Stacked white glass rings middle part, made in one piece. Chrome ring, chrome ornamental screws. Opal globe lampshade. 2 Bakelite E14 sockets, 1 Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 57 cm / 22.44”
Width: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For white glass it is recommended to use white or frosted light bulbs.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Josef Brumberg, Sunderen, Germany.
Other versions: This Josef Brumberg globe table lamp exists in a few sizes. It was also made as a floor lamp (84 cm / 33.07” high). This table lamp has 2 E14 sockets in the base and 1 E27 socket in the globe. They can be switched on separately. The floor lamp has 4 E14 sockets and 1 E27 socket.
The Josef Brumberg company was founded in 1873 by merchant Hermann Josef Brumberg as a processing metal factory. It was one of the first industries in Sundern.
In 1875 the company turned into a petroleum lamps producer. In 1890 a flood disaster in the valley of the Rohre river ruined almost the whole production.
After the death of Hermann Josef Brumberg in 1892, his son Josef took over. In 1914 a big fire destroyed the complete factory buildings. The sons Josef and Walter Brumberg overtook the company in 1933.
During the Second World War the production was compelled to be changed for German Armed Forces needs.
In 1950 another fire destroyed the company and its most important documents and files as well as design drawings.
In 1972 the brothers Hermann Josef and Johannes Brumberg became the fourth generation entrepreneurs.
The Josef Brumberg company was liquidated in 1985. The new founded Brumberg-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG continued with the family’s tradition.
In 2007 Johannes Brumberg jr. became CEO.