Pfäffle 1970s Desk Lamp
Materials: Green rectangular metal (iron) base. Metal counterweight inside. Rectangular switch. Green felt on the bottom. Iron gooseneck with a black hose. Round green painted aluminium lampshade, white painted inside. Bakelite socket.
Lampshade: ∅ 12 x 11,3 cm / 4.72 x 4.44”
Height: 28,4 cm / 11.18” – adjustable
Base: 10,5 x 7,3 cm / 4.13 x 2.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 screw base can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Robert Pfäffle KG., Elektrotechnische Fabrik, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
In 1909 Robert Pfäffle founded an office for electrical engineering and wholesale for electrical consumer goods in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The town is near the Austrian border on the eastern edge of the Black Forest.
After 1949, the company was continued in the form of a limited partnership. The “Robert Pfäffle KG electrical and lighting equipment factory” mainly produced table and bedside lamps, wall and mirror lights under the “Erpes” brand, as well as universal tube lamps, ceiling and floor lamps.
After the insolvency proceedings were opened in 1984, the cancellation took place in the commercial register in 1986.
The most well known lamp and the biggest success for the company is a desk lamp with a digital clock and alarm from the 70s, the Chronolux, a Knox design. The lamp was produced in many variations and for a long time.
Many thanks to Sven for the pictures and enthusiasm.