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Leclaire & Schäfer Rocket Floor Lamp

Materials: Tripod pinewood legs base. Plywood center piece. 3 wing screws. Brass rod. Long tubular fabric lampshade, cardboard inside. Brass E27 socket. 

Height: 127 cm / 50”

Lampshade: ∅ 27 x 80 cm / 10.62 x 31.49”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer, Neheim, Germany.

Other versions: Probably made in some variations and/or sizes. This rocket floor lamp is model 7319 1, as labeled.

This Leclaire & Schäfer rocket floor lamp is a typical floor lamp from the late 50s, early 1960s when the space age begun. The Soviets launched their Sputnik 1 satellite into orbit in 1957.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit around the Earth on 12 April 1961.

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. Gebrüder Leclaire & Schäfer presumably ended business in the 1980s.