EARLY ELECTRICAL EXAMINATION LAMP ON ARTICULATED ARMS,
Stock Number: 7651
For sale, early examination lamp for medical use. The lamp is articulated, made of brass with a silver wash. An attractive early illumination device.
14 to 27 inches (35-69 cm
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
EARLY ELECTRICAL EXAMINATION LAMP ON ARTICULATED ARMS, English, c.1925, signed in three places “Down Bros., London.” This wall-mounting lamp extends from 14″ to a maximum length of 27″ (35 -69 cm), and is constructed of solid brass with a silver wash. Parallel-motion arms allow it to be raised or lowered, and locked in position by a spring loaded finger with rachet stops. It further swivels against the wall mount, and the always-horizontal lamp arm swivels at its mount. There are turned finials throughout in a sort of Eastlake design. The lamp head itself has a wood handle, swivels up and down, and is fitted with electric light socket, metal reflector, glass condensing lens (for throat examination), and switch with thermoplastic housing. Condition is very fine noting wear to the thin finish. A rarely found and quite handsome example of early electrical examination lamp.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected].