1940s Hadrill Horstmann Floor Standing Counterweight Lamp Rare Early Prototype
February 21, 2019
Extremely rare Hadrill Horstmann counterweight lamp. I know of only one other in existence which is in a private collection. This lamp predates the’Roller’ design with a large suspended weight. The weight is sprung on its shaft. I believe it was a prototype which was superceded by the roller. Interestingly the limbs are not stamped with branding. I think at this stage decal labels were used but would have been on magnifier cover. No repainting on top half it’s all completely original scuffs and all. Though actually it’s in remarkably good condition for its age (1940s). It has been disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and polished. Every but and washer is present and original including all the knurled nuts. Corners of shade have small bolted reinforcements. Very subtle but may not be original. Stand has been repainted. It connects to lamp via a solid steel shaft which protrudes about 4 inches from base and exactly fits the middle tube. Side brackets can be adjusted. There are four independent parts so the current arrangement is just how I thought they looked tidy. Not sure how these were originally used. All rewired with new braided flex. Vintage bulb holder which is properly earthed and is switched. I’ll do my best to wrap her up but I can’t box it. My estimate is it weighs around 20 kilos. I’ll deliver within 30 miles free of charge. The item “1940s Hadrill Horstmann Floor Standing Counterweight Lamp Rare Early Prototype” is in sale since Tuesday, February 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “captain_kipper” and is located in Sheffield. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.