O.C. White Industrial Machinist Desk Lamp


Vintage industrial machinist O.C. White desk lamp


O.C. White industrial-factory-machinist desk lamp. Fully functional knuckle with weighted cast iron base. Restored with new wire, inner socket and plug; the remaining is original O.C. White. Adjustable arm with metal shade; arm and shade approximately 12″. A magnificent early American industrial-machinist light fixture.

approximate base diameter: 4 7/8″

approximate base height: 8.5″

Incorporated in 1894, O. C. White is considered the world’s oldest industrial lighting manufacturer. The company’s early light fixtures can often be found in upscale antique shops where premium price tags adorn these unique light fixtures.

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