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: Neheim. Despite 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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Neheim, lamp capital of Germany – Wikipedia
History of rockets – Wikipedia
Soviet space program – Wikipedia
Yuri Alekseyecich Gagarin – Wikipedia
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Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.