Monday, April 14, 2014
I Found A Couple Of Unusual Mushroom Style Executive Desk Lamps Over The Weekend. These Things Are Stainless Steel And Weigh A Ton. I Was Certainly Happy The Thrift Store Wasn't Charging By The Pound! Status: Soon To Be Available.
I don't know what to make of this pair of desk lamps. They obviously were an expensive set when new. They've both got heavy duty wiring, a phone extension and jack and a pair of three prong outlets as well as the lighting itself. And did I mention they are Stainless Steel?!
Of course, this is what we're all about 'roung here. These mushroom style shades are what push this
pair of desk lamps into the realm of vintage modern. They aren't glass but more of a poly type
material. I was glad to find that they had survived the donation process mostly unscathed. Sure
there's a scratch here and there, but they're probably 35 years old!
Each lamp sports a pair of sockets up top and has a nice metal diffuser below the bulbs to help quell
any harsh light on your workspace. Oh yeah, there's a switch next to the outlets too, presumably to
switch off whatever is plugged into the lamp. That seems kinda weird. What would you plug into
the lamp that you'd want to switch off the power source to? These days it'd maybe be your laptop
power supply I guess.
And there's the only marking / clue as to who manufactured this pair of desk lamps: a Made In
Canada sticker. Of course, I've looked all over the nets to find another like it and came up empty
handed. Probably not a whole lot of these out there to begin with. This pair, it'll be in one of the
booths pretty soon. Keep your eyes open!