Here we have the rebel leader of all vintage and industrial articulating spotlights. Fall in line because this one's a total loner and a rare bird that flies fast and free. The cast iron jet steam designed base screams underground Deco. I say underground because this is the meanest thing to come out of the Deco period. No tuxedos on this fella. It's tougher than a coffin nail.
Talk about contortion...you can lean back or get right in somebody's face with this one. It covers every emotional state. This bad boy can do it all. Then you switch the thing on and you have the beaming face and the glowing gills.
The unusual spotlight comes from the farmland of rural Minnesota. My guess is it's from the 30s, but it might 40s.
The vintage spotlight measures about 15 1/2" tall at regular standing height. The base is about 7 1/2" long and 5 1/2" wide. The diameter of the shade is 8". There is patina everywhere, including surface rust, dents, and scrapes. The shade is a bit misshapen (see pics). But she is one solid machine. The adjusters are tight and stay as soon as you stop adjusting, both on the base and the shade. The wiring is original. The plug has little corrosion. It can use a cleaning. I use this piece all the time without issue but please perform your own inspection. The bigger the bulb, the more the shade metal will emit a metallic smell. A 40 watt bulb was used in the pics. When I picked it up it came with a outdoor motion lightbulb installed. Yikes. A bit overkill but to each his/her own. There also is fastener clamp on the bottom (see pic). Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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Imagine the secret shows in the back alleys of 1930s America. This rare accent light was looking up at the performers without hesitation. Not a flinch.