Raw 147: 1930/40s Guys Dropper Brass Carbide Miners Lamp Transformed into a Unique Table Lamp
Raw 147: 1930/40s Brass & Chrome Carbide Miners Lamp Transformed into a Unique Table Lamp
An interesting Guys Dropper carbide lamp from 1930/40s has been transformed by Utopia into an original lamp with character and an industrial vibe. Traditionally, before mine shafts had electricity, miners wore calcium carbide lamps on their helmets. A flame would be ignited and appear in front of the reflector to light up the darkness in the mine. The lamp is now wired and carries a golf-ball shaped LED in the centre of the reflector.
The lamp is made from brass with a large chrome reflector. The antique is in good condition with some signs of wear - please study the photographs. It has been transformed using aged-brass fittings and retro-style, twisted mid-brown fabric cable, an inline switch and a black plug. The lamp has been mounted on a significant, specially turned oak base.
Dimensions height 24cm x base diameter 16cm
The Raw Collection captures an elemental grandeur for interiors wherein the essence of beautiful materials is celebrated in the raw. The main inspiration for this stylish contemporary collection is the four natural elements: fire, air, earth and water. Through harnessing the juxtaposed energies of: metal, wood and stone a natural dynamic in design evolves.
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder.
Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp is a one-off.
Peace of Mind Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and historical Bakelite plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
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