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Mid-Century Modern Lamps178 of 42550s -60s hand painted glass lamp base with deerOur new to us Mid-Century Brass Lamp with crystal & brass lampshade
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I habe to rewire and polish this one....
    No idea what sort of bulbs fit into these sockets
    They are sooo little....... just like old bycicle lamp bulbs
    Any idea who made this one and which bulbs i do need?

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    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Very cool.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      SWEET !! keep us posted on what your doing with it, and the bulbs. Love to see the finish product !!
    3. EZa EZa, 4 years ago
      Whoa that is really cool!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      oh I want it :-) love
    5. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
      Just cleaned the arms....will take a while to finish it...
    6. inky inky, 4 years ago
      I think I have seen similar with small round bulbs in each!..would spectacular light up!..I bet the polishing took a while, all those sides...:-/
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      These are so cool.... I'd love to find one !
    8. wildvke wildvke, 4 years ago
      Beautiful ! Have you look at 1st Dibs site for ideas for bulbs?
    9. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
      yes i had a look... 1stdibs.... a bargain's place
    10. wildvke wildvke, 4 years ago
      Could be made by Lightolier (Manufacturer)
    11. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
      The lightoliers i have seen are with different bulbholders.... it's really a miracle who made this one
    12. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 4 years ago
      I have seen some very beautiful bulbs online esp ebay I believe. Similar to these:
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What a fantastic light - worth effort for sure. You can enjoy the fact that at 1st Dibs it would probably cost you around $247833.
    14. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
      First cleaning step done.....
      Strange... there is just one wire to each bulb and a single wire connected to the globe... seems to be current carrying electricity when switched on...?
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Fabulous MCM lamp! :)
    16. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
      seems to be 12V originally wired to an external transformer, because the body of the fixture acts as a conductor
      Miniature 12V (E10) lamp screw bases might work
    17. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Fabulous find!! I'm soo jealous. Well done

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