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Small Brown Vintage Tensor Light / Desk Lamp / Reading Light

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Mod original Tensor brand reading light by Jay Monroe*. Probably from the 1960s or 1970s. Super small model with original brown finish, faux wood grain and gold-tone (brass?) detailing on base. I don't think the orange cross is original but it sure adds something!

Good condition. Minor scratches to the base unit. Lacquer on brass is peeling a bit. Original wiring in working condition. The very bottom hinge at the base is loose and won't hold a position other than lying flat, but this could most likely be tightened. Other hinges hold different positions.

Includes light bulb!

The gold arm measures 12.5" when extended.
Base: 2" x 2" x 3.5".
Shade: 2.5" diameter.

* You can read more about his ground-breaking designs here:

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Small Brown Vintage Tensor Light / Desk Lamp / Reading Light


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: metal, wiring, brass, faux wood grain
  • Ships from Illinois, United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 248 reviews
  • Favorited by: 18 people

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