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Leclaire & Schäfer Pendant Lamp

Materials: Round lamp made of aluminium. The top is painted mat black, the reflector below is painted white. It has a brass flat bar underneath. The socket is made of galvanized metal. The visible aluminium is brushed and anodized.

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.

Leclaire & Schäfer

The Gebruder Leclaire & Schäfer company was founded in 1893 in the light capital of Germany: NeheimDespite the fact that the company has existed for a long time, there is hardly any information available. It is even more weird that you hardly find any lamp made by them on the internet. Hopefully that will change in the future, below is the label of the company. Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer presumably ended business in the 1980s.

The rise & fall mechanism was produced 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 1970s. Later in time no date was pressed in the plastic anymore. The wiring is cotton wrapped, rare seen by these mechanisms.

Leclaire & Schäfer pendant lamp round aluminium lampshade brass bar rise & fall mechanism 1970s MCM

Leclaire & Schäfer pendant lamp round aluminium lampshade brass bar rise & fall mechanism 1970s MCM