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Pfäffle Leuchten Scissor Wall Lamp

Materials: Rectangular black painted metal (iron) wall mount. Grey painted scissor slats. Black painted tubular aluminium lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.

Lampshade: 22 cm / 8.66”

Length: 35 – 65 cm / 13.77 x 25.59” – adjustable

Wall Mount: 10 x 5 cm / 3.93 x 1.96”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Robert Pfäffle KG., Elektrotechnische Fabrik, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

Other versions: This Pfäffle Leuchten scissor wall lamp exists in several colours. The lampshade was used for several other models. The scissor exists with other lampshades.

Pfäffle Leuchten

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 “Erpees” 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.