Leclaire & Schäfer Rocket Floor Lamp
Materials: Tripod pine wood legs. Plywood center piece. 3 wing screws. Brass rod. Fabric tubular 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. 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.
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