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    Posted 3 years ago

    AnythingOb…
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    This old gold-painted cast iron floor lamp ("bridge lamp"?) was always in Mom and Dad's house somewhere the whole time I was growing up -- I don't have the slightest idea where they got it or when, just that it was "before me". <lol> It always had some variety of typical wire-framed 'drum shaped' shade on it (I still have the last example) attached to the (non-original) light socket itself. I also don't know if its current paint is original, though I have no memory of it ever looking any different. When I brought it home myself several years ago (when Mom decided she didn't need it anymore) I once more rewired it and replaced its socket with the current (contemporary) brown plastic/bakelite one, which would hold the (also contemporary) red glass shade. [which came from a thrift store, as did the burgundy colored tassel I added to the pullchain switch]

    It stands about 5-1/2' tall. Until now I'd never looked under its base to see if there were any maker's marks --seems like it has "B52 WELLINGTON STONE [?] PAT APPLIED FOR" cast into it. I don't know anything about what that might mean either. I've always imagined this lamp dates from the 1930's/40's...does anybody have any other clues about it to share???

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      It is a great lamp.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Thank you fortapache for your kind comment -- it *is* one of my favorite lamps! (and I have a *lot* of lamps... <lol>)

      My appreciation for hitting the <love it> button also to:
      racer4four
      officialfuel
      kyratango
      Manikin
      SpiritBear
      fortapache
      PoliticalPinbacks

      THANKS, friends!! :-) :-) :-)

    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      That's quite a beautiful floor lamp.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      More THANKS to jscott0363, vintagegirl66, ho2cultcha, & Sinnomore for stopping by and sharing the <love>s!! :-) :-) :-)

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