Unique old Midgard DRGM DRP scissor lamp
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 cleaning rust removal
of all elements, the lamp was polished brushed varnished and rebuilt again.
The lamp has beautiful signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
It has been polished to give it a steel look and has a very unique and beautiful patina.
The lamp is in good overall condition appart from some scratches.
The very rare Bakelite sahde shows signs from a former life.
The lamp is engraved with the Midgard sun and DRGM DRP (before the war) on the scissor.
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.
Shade diameter 16,5cm
Lamp length up to approx 112 cm
Cable length 285 cm
Bulb socket E27
Manufactured in Auma in Thüringen