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vintage 1940s counterbalance anglepoise desk light
Reference 16_2593

Vintage counterbalance desk light

Era: 1940s

A vintage counterbalance desk light from the 1940s. There is 360-degree rotation at the base and articulation at the shade, while the smooth movement and articulation of the light is due to the delicate engineering of the counterbalanced design.

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Restoration

The original black surface finish shows slight wear but has been retained adding character to the lamp with an interesting patina. A stepped steel base and counterbalance add subtle detailing to the overall design of the light.

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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 2mtrs of black twisted cable and new bayonet (B22) lamp holder with integral switch and a plug.

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135 (shade) mm
900 (max) mm
4.5 kg
800 (projection) mm
140 (base) mm
Black

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

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Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

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