80/1998

Collection

Domestic Appliances

Brief description

Standard lamp of tripod form with a telescopic stem, made from copper and brass, in a design registered by the Sunlight and Safety Lamp Company Ltd., Birmingham, in 1897.

Object name

lamp
standard lamp

Object number

80/1998

Location

On Display

Production organisation

Sunlight and Safety Lamp Company Limited (manufacturer)

Production date

1897 (designed)

Production place

Birmingham (manufactured)

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Material

copper
brass

Technique

manufactured

Physical description

Electric standard lamp (lacking shade), with telescopic stem, which allows the height to be adjusted. It is made of copper and brass, in a tripod form with splayed legs terminating in grooved hoof like feet. Arising from each leg is a rope twist strut which terminates in a motif similar to a half anthemion. Copper scrolls are fixed between the stem and the struts, the fixing points decorated with copper flowerheads. The brass stem is centred on a large six-petalled flower head which rests on a circular lobed and domed copper piece. The half anthemion motifs carry the impressed design registration number RD 309016, as do the undersides of the legs. The design was registered by the Sunlight and Safety Lamp Company Limited, Birmingham in 1897. One bolt fixing a strut to one of the legs has been replaced, and there is rusting to the underside of the base.

Dimensions

Height: 111.5cm

Website keywords

Lighting
electric lighting
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