Rare Midgard 116 Grösse II chromed scissor lamp in original condition.
The design of this vintage scissor lamp manufactured around 1933 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.
This rare lamp has a curved arm, ist fully chromed and the wire is fully hidden, what distinguishes this modell.
After the thorough dismantling of all elements, the lamp was cleaned and rebuilt again. All the small parts have been cleaned, polished, oiled.
The lamp has light signs of wear consistent with its age and use but is in a unbelievable good condition. The shade has been newly painted, and has light dents.
The lamp is engraved with ‚D.R.G.M. D.R.P. Ausl. Pat’ an with the Midgard Logo and on the scissor with D.R.G.M and ‘Einstellung’.
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 the porcellan rotary switch located on the original chromed 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.
Shade diameter 15,5cm
Height of the wall mounting 38,5 cm
Arm 40 cm
Length up to 110cm
Length Cable approx. 260 cm
Bulb socket E27 with switch made of porcelain