1920's KARL PFISTERER TASK LAMP
BAUHAUS ERA DESIGN IN ENAMEL, STEEL & BRASS
"Karl Pfisterer wanted to improve electrical fittings. In the era of electrification, users frequently encountered problems with the metallic elements used to connect lines. And this is precisely where “Karl Pfisterer, Fabrik elektrotechnischer Spezialartikel”, founded in the Untertürkheim district of Stuttgart in 1921, came in.." (source www.pfisterer.com/en/about-us/our-history/). We believe this machine or task lamp dates from the early years of the company, the distinctive KUP logo on the neck joint was in use up to 1935 when Karl's son Walter joined the company.
The dark grey enamel vented shade is held on an articulating brass neck joint with the distinctive KUP branding. A steel collar allows further rotation at the neck of the lamp, the elegant curve of the grey painted arm ends at a clamping system which enabling height adjustment when fitted to a pole. We have mounted the lamp on a contemporaneous British made cast iron base and pole making for an ideal reading lamp.
DIMENSIONS: Pole height 110cm
lamp extension including shade 55cm
shade diameter 10cm
CONDITION: Very Good