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reclaimed vintage german medical desk light
Reference 14_2078

German medical lamp

Era: 1960s Origin: Germany

An interesting converted medical lamp by German manufacturer 'Thelta Sonne' from the 1960s. A substantial polished aluminium shade, arm and base, complete with its original maker's plaque. There is lateral adjustment of the shade at the arm joint.

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detail of polished aluminium shade on medical desk lamp
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Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications, often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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Restoration

At skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

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Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional burgundy braided cable, new screw (E27) lamp holder, base-mounted toggle switch and plug.

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290 (shade) mm
320 mm
2 kg
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220 (base) mm
Silver

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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