Peill + Putzler AH 43 Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown frosted crystal glass pumpkin style lampshade. Clear droplet/icicle bottom. Conical chrome top. Some metal parts. Porcelain E27 socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’
Height: 33 cm / 12.99”
Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, (West) Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler AH 43 pendant lamp exists in a few sizes, but they have a different number such as AH 42. The are sometimes named Lemon Press. The pumpkin style lampshade was used in several forms. Another example can be found here.
Peill + Putzler
Glashüttenwerk Peill und Sohn was founded in 1903 in Düren, a small town in (West) Germany. Peill und Sohn merged with Putzler (founded in 1869) in 1947 as a glass works and lighting company and became Peill + Putzler Glashüttenwerke.
The company always worked with important designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld, William Brown, Helmut Demary, Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner, Horst Tüselmann and many others.
In the 1950s 1500 people were working for the company. They also produced glass for other light companies in Europe, such as Raak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 1995 the production of glass and lighting moved to Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Only the trading of lamps en glass stayed in Düren. 1 year after the 100th anniversary in 2004, bankruptcy was filed.
In 2008 the name Peill + Putzler was re-used for several years for among others the Wagenfeld lighting of the German lighting company of Paul Neuhaus.
Today the Peill + Putzler factory is called Glashütte Düren and is converted to many other businesses and conference centre.
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