Midgard old big scissor lamp with original paint, model 112
The design of this vintage scissor lamp was developed by Curt Fischer, who worked on the idea of the ‘steerable light’ from approx. 1920 on. Even before the well known designs by Christian Dell or Marianne Brandt, Curt Fischer realized the idea of the so-called ‘steerable light’ with the all-round movable work lamp. The metal workshop at the Weimar Bauhaus was lit with Midgard lights, serving as an example to Bauhaus students, and was used later in Ilse and Walter Gropius’ master house livingroom at the Dessau Bauhaus.
After the thorough dismantling, rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was cleaned and rebuilt again.
The lamp has beautiful signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
The lamp is in good overall condition appart from some scratches. The original paint of the scissor was kept, a few losses of paint in the inside of the scissor has been restaured. The nice shade has a patina and a scratch.
The lamp is engraved with the Midgard logo, ‘Einstellung’ on the scissor and is marked with MIDGARD on the shade.
The mechanical system of the lamp functions perfectly.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a black cloth coated cord was used.
The light is operated by a rotary switch located on the brass lamp socket.
The lamp can be easily attached to the wall with the wall-mount bracket and screws.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Arm approx. 46cm
Lamp full length 32 up to approx 152cm
Heigth Wall mounting 50cm
Shade diameter 18cm
Bulb socket E27 with rotary switch
Cable length ca. 260 cm
Manufactured in Auma in Thüringen