My last edition of this lamp garnered lots of interest and sold quickly, so I have made another one. It's slightly larger in size than the last one, but otherwise very similar. Here's your second chance to have one of these for your home!
The tripod base is a relatively rare antique. National Cine Equipment is an old New York company that set the industry standard in the mid-century for their camera and video tripods. This tripod is a light colored wood that I sanded and refinished with a brushing of SeaFin Teak Oil. The tripod was heavily damaged when it came to me, so I repaired the wooden legs and restored the black paint on some of the metal parts. The old sharp feet on the legs have been replaced with rubber feet suitable for any flooring surface.
The legs are made of two interlocking pieces that can be freely adjusted in length by turning the black knobs on each leg and then pulling or pushing on the end of the leg to extended or retract it. With the adjustable legs, the lamp can be anywhere from about 48 inches to 62 inches in height.
The lamp on top of the tripod is an antique boat searchlight salvaged from the cabin of an old wooden boat. I disassembled the old lamp housing in the searchlight and modified it to work on normal indoor power and accept standard size light bulbs. When I first got the searchlight the chrome was pretty dull, but i gave it a good polishing and it has a nice shine to it now. The chrome isn't perfect though, and shows a nice patina of weathering from its years at sea.
The greatest feature of this lamp is that you can aim the spotlight anywhere you want. The lamp top swivels 360 degrees and can be adjusted to point up or down with a range of motion of about 80 degrees. The unique range of motion on the lamp will allow you to use it either as a reading light by a couch, or to cast mood lighting against a wall or ceiling.
The bulb socket, switch, and other lamp parts are all new hardware that match seamlessly with the original chrome searchlight. Power comes from a vintage-style two wire braided cord covered in black fabric with a black two prong wall plug at the end. The lamp turns on and off via a switch in the black housing at the back of the searchlight. (All the new lamp parts are UL listed, though the lamp itself is not, since I made it.)
Shipping Note: I will look into shipping anywhere in the world, just message me and I will research shipping prices for you. Also, to those in the U.S. and Canada, I apologize for the high shipping cost, but this is a large lamp and will end up being a bulky package. If you purchase it and my actual shipping costs come in lower, I will refund you the difference.
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