An original 1940’s WW2 large Copper Flood Light converted into an impressive home/office floor lamp on tripod.
An ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan, this WW2 relic had layers upon layers of paint, grit, and grime and even a bullet hole in the back which I disguised as the cable plug. If lamps could talk, the stories this one could tell.
The paint and grit were carefully removed and the entire lamp polished to a high sheen. The lamp itself is made of copper, and the bracket and linkages are solid brass. The original lens was cracked in two so has been replaced by a new modern glass shade. The 2000 watt globe has been retired and a new screw in bayonet installed which now takes regular houshold energy saver globes.
The tripod it is on is an original 1940’s surveyors stand. The linkages are solid brass and have also been polished to suit. The solid oak legs have also been sanded and polished up. A support chain has been installed to secure and support the heavy lamp head. A magnificent, impressive piece of world war history preserved as an art piece and given a 2nd life.
ITEM SOLD – $1970