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DROP DOWN LAMP, 1950's
Common pull down system, used in offices and shops before the Second World War.
This one is a 1950's style
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- The porcelain pot affair is the counterweight and contained lead shot. If the pot got broken the shot would spread out over several counties in an instant.
The one in your picture has a nice old neon "beehive" nightlight bulb in it.
.......... Anthony Bullock, nr. Gloucester, 5th of September 2011
- There are a number of these lovely drop down (rise & fall) lamps at the Dinorwic Quarries Hospital Museum next to the National Slate Musuem at Llanberis, Gwynedd. The hospital museum is very poorly advertised as it is now part of Padarn Park and hardly mentioned in their literature. The hospital was one of the ealiest to use X-rays for medical purposes and is therefore of great historic and medical significance. There will be a hospital history available shortly on www.lanscape-guides.co.uk (Chapter 20) when the site is fully developed.
.......... David Mills, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, UK, 12th of August 2010