Featured Badly painted 'machinist' ? tensor? lamp w/unusual counter weight?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, May 15, 2024 at 3:34 AM.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    This is another thrift store find from my friend's shop. But I haven't bought it yet (i asked a worker to keep it in back where I found it for 1 day till i checked with you guys), because an image searched turned up nothing with the kind of counter weight mine has.
    Maybe it's the terrible paint job? (You can see between counter weights & inside lamp shade it was previously yellow - and a darker yellow than what comes to mind when you think "yellow"!)
    Has anyone seen a lamp with this type of counter weight?
    What is it called? (I saw machinist and tensor lamps during image search)
    How old is it? (I thought 70's because of the original yellow paint)
    Finally - would you buy it/should I buy it?

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    Thanks for any information
     
  2. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    Cool lamp!
    The ones that look most like that one, are by Hadrill & Horstmann Ltd. (England, circa 1940)
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  3. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That was tarted up with a coat of paint at some point. 1980s perhaps given the bright red.

    Debora
     
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  5. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    They also used to some that had a clamp instead of a foot that were fitted to drawing boards. I used one in the 1960's.
     
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  6. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I love these anglepoise lamps, I have 2 the same Dsc_0363-min.jpg and I'd never get shot of them because they are so versatile.
     
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  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I really like it J,but I'm partial to 40's Industrial & 70's pop.
     
  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Depends on the price. Seems to be a better quality lamp than most of this type (without the counter-weight). New paint job devalues it a bit. I doubt I would pay more than $35.00 in this condition, hoping to maybe triple my money. Think the potential is there for better profit but think it gets iffy north of $100.
     
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  9. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I bought it today - for $14.99!
     
  10. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Also this one for $50 - shame there was only 1, but still a cool lamp!
    And this Brooks Brothers fisherman jacket for $29 (last one sold for $150 on ebay but this one is a XL).
    Not a lot of my faves (I like old toys, old skateboards, Art, etc) today, but I did get a pre war Lionel train set wrapped in 1953 newspaper last Friday!

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  11. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    J.Mag-I still got a 1963 Makaha Commander skateboard.It came out the December right after JFK died,boy what a year !
     
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  12. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    For the price paid I would strip the electrics out and have it sand blasted, then powder coated in silver and replace the electrics.
    Brand new old lamp.
     
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  13. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Ditto Davey-That'd be the way to do it right.It looks like the smaller pic of Hadrill & Horstmann Ltd. is silver powder coated.
     
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  14. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    The lamp works - can it be just sand blasted & powder costed?
     
  15. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    It would be advisable to remove the wiring and any electrical parts, sandblasting rips the paint away in seconds and would strip any wiring and delicate parts, its pretty simple to do, take photos so you know were each bit goes for re assembly.
     
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  16. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

  17. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Fantastic price, good deal.
     
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  18. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
    Where would I go to have it sandblast/powder coating? I can only think of a custom motorcycle/car shop?
     
  19. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    JMag-You might ask your local car/bike enthusiast pals.Think yr on the right track-those guys are picky.
     
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