Siemens-Schuckertwerke L299 Desk Lamp
Materials: Black painted oval cast iron base. Black painted curved metal rod and joint. Black lampshade, white on the inside. Metal socket. Black porcelain rotary switch on top.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
Base: 11,5 x 20 cm / 4.52 x 7.87”
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: 1920s, 1930s – Art Deco, Bauhaus.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Siemens-Schuckertwerke, Berlin, Germany.
Other versions: This Siemens-Schuckertwerke L299 desk lamp exists also in off-white.
Siemens-Schuckertwerke or Siemens-Schuckert was a German electrical engineering company headquartered in Berlin. Siemens Schuckert was founded in 1903 when Siemens & Halske bought Schuckertwerke. Siemens-Schuckert was specialised in power engineering and pneumatic instrumentation. All the lamps of Siemens were also produced at the Siemens-Schuckert plant. The company had factories in Erlangen and Nuremberg.
Siemens-Schuckert build a number of heavy bombers early in World War I. In 1936 the airplane part of company reorganised and became Bramo, the Brandenburgische Motorenwerke and were purchased in 1939 by BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) to become BMW Flugmotorenbau.
The Siemens-Schuckertwerke company was incorporated into the Siemens AG in 1966. The Siemens company still exists but it does not produce lamps anymore. Siemens AG is a multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich. It is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe.