Ekco Plastalux desk lamp

Side view of a desk lamp showing the curved arm. Rear view of a desk lamp showing the curved arm. Top view of a desk lamp showing the shade. Underside view of a desk lamp showing the weighted base.
Side view of a desk lamp showing the curved arm. Rear view of a desk lamp showing the curved arm. Top view of a desk lamp showing the shade. Underside view of a desk lamp showing the weighted base.
Details
Object number
PHSL : 153
Country
Date
1940 - 1949 (circa)

Description

This Ekco 'Plastalux' desk lamp, circa 1940s, has a lead weighted base, and is articulated with joints at the base and at the top of the support arm. The shade is an integral part of the overall design, as is the on/off switch in the base. The lamp takes a screw fitting bulb and is made of compression moulded phenol formaldehyde. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
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Dimensions
Width
150mm
Height
420mm
Length
215mm
Colour