Raw 180: 1930s USA Badgers Copper & Brass Fire Extinguisher Lamp
Raw 180: Antique USA Copper & Brass Fire Extinguisher Lamp
We've managed to source a glorious old solid copper and brass fire extinguisher from Boston, USA. Made by the Badger Fire Extinguisher Company its a great example of something really useful, being loved and cared for by the fireman, and now loved and repurposed by Utopia. The instructions on the brass plate include the intriguing '...to play turn bottom up...' first time we've heard of 'playing' an extinguisher!
The extinguisher most likely dates back to the 1930s and is in spectacular condition with little sign of wear. The front has an impressive brass plate with the makers details and instructions for use. Made of solid copper with a solid brass base this exceptional extinguisher is weighty. Please study the photographs to ascertain its condition for yourself.
The tall lamp could work on a table or on the floor. The extinguisher has been ‘utopiaised’ into a lamp with new brass fittings including a brass screw lamp/bulb/LED holder, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted mid-brown cable and a black plug. The cable exits discreetly from the back of the base.
The lamp is shown here with our giant, limited edition of 100, Pheasant Fancy fez shades and a giant 20cm LED. Please note that the price is for the lamp only - all shades are sold separately, therefore visit our Lampshade Collections for alternative shade designs and prices.
Dimensions height 74cm x diameter 19cm
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.
Please note that due to the large size and heavy weight of this lamp it can only be collected from our gallery in North Norfolk.