Posted 5 years ago
A lovely and cheap thrift-store find when I told them it didn't work. I even took a new bulb out of a package to show that.
Upon getting it home, I took apart the mechanism a little ways, removed a large dead moth from inside the knob mechanism (as for how it got there...?) and reattached everything.
Inserting a lightbulb and plugging it in (fire extinguisher ready, as some of you know my electrical luck-- John, you keep hush. LOL), I turned it on....
It worked! And it didn't shock me when I touched the socket!
The lamp was made by Mutual Sunset Lamp Co., (M. S. L. C.) circa 1925. The Paulding socket has many 1920s and 1930s references. The plug and cord are typical of the period.
As such, this gilded brass torchiere floor-lamp has some decent age.
It came with a diffuser-- which I found ugly, so I threw a shade over it till I find the correct type of shade.
I am very happy with it, as it produced a soft glow without giving the bright light that I hate.