OTF Oldtimer Table Lamp
Materials: Car in black, light yellow, and chromed plastic. Orange hood. Stainless steel mudguards and bonnet. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 18,7 cm / 7.36”
Width: 10,2 cm / 4.01”
Length: 16,4 cm / 6.45”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a small one is preferred. The same bulb used in a refrigerator or oven.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: OTF (Old Timer Ferrari).
Manufacturer: Old Timer Ferrari, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: Several cars of this OTF Oldtimer table lamp were designed. Below a different model.
Old Timer Ferrari
The O.T.F. company no longer exists. They mainly produced lamps for children’s rooms. Among others several different lamps of 1900 – 1920s oldtimers, an Olaf the viking lamp and their famous toucan lamp. You can find them both on Vintageinfo.
Beware: Never use a incandescence light bulb of more than 25 watts! The number of melted lamps is uncountable.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno. This oldtimer car table lamp is equipped with the Achille Castiglioni VLM switch model 450.