Leclaire & Schäfer Pendant Lamp
Materials: Round lampshade in aluminium. The top is painted mat black. The reflector below is painted white. Brass flat bar underneath. Galvanised metal E27 socket. The visible aluminium is brushed and anodised.
Cord: This one has an adjustable rise & fall mechanism (40 – 140 cm / 15.74 – 55.11 “) made by Rolly from Italy without a date on it. It can be easily adjusted in height by pulling the brass bar underneath. The wiring is brown cotton wrapped.
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27 fitting, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably a silver or gold cupped bulb.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer, Neheim, Germany.
Other versions: This Leclaire & Schäfer pendant lamp exists, in all probability also with a cord.
Leclaire & Schäfer
The Gebruder Leclaire & Schäfer company was founded in 1893 in the light capital of Germany: Neheim. Despite the fact that the company has existed for a long time, there is hardly any information available. Below is the label of the company. Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer presumably ended business in the 1980’s.
The rise & fall mechanism was made in Italy by Rolly. Rolly was one of the biggest producers in Europe of this type of rise & fall mechanisms. It has no date on it. Dates on Rolly mechanisms appear until the mid seventies. Later in time no date was pressed in the plastic anymore. The wiring is cotton wrapped, rarely seen by these mechanisms.