Faries Articulating Lamp with Light Blue Base | Early 1900s
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Here we have a vintage industrial era desk lamp created by the Faries Manufacturing Co. I know you've heard me say it before, but if you're looking for a pristine piano light, just turn the car around right now and hit the gas. This lamp may have a light blue color, but he is all attitude, especially with the bronze cap. He slugged it out with the best of them, and always got back up, ready for the next one.
Don't fall for those blue eyes. You were warned.
The antique Faries lamp came out an estate in rural Minnesota. The desk light was likely manufactured in the 1920s.
The arm measures 12" from joint to joint, adjustable to numerous positions. At natural standing position, it stands around 16" tall. The base has a diameter of 5 1/2". The shade has a diameter of 6 1/2". The base has all the dents a machinist or biker would want. The shade is a slip on version instead of the usual screw on, and it is a bit warped from some street fights.
The light works fine, and the witch works at each interval as it should. However, it has a funky catch motion. This is almost a standard phenomenon with the old Faries light switches (at least with me). I think the lamp was rewired way back in the day. It is original to how I found it. As with all vintage lights, I encourage you to perform your own inspection of the wiring. If it doesn't meet your standards, please act accordingly. As stated above, the patina is killer on this lamp.
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I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only. The bulb isn't included. Free shipping on the rare industrial lamp.
This is the table lamp that brings a flask to the opera. Blue light special.