Dudgill Patent Machinist Lamp
English c.1900 - 1920.
A rare and impressive, oversized machinist lamp by John Dugdill of Stockport, constructed entirely of brass and very well engineered. Believed to have been used for reading charts or maps.
The Fluted copper clam shade is supported upon long articulating arms. The lamp is extremely versatile its arm and socket joints tighten with the classic Dugdill (daisy head) locking nuts; a feature that makes these lamps so unique and which allows them to be angled and adjusted in any position.
The metalwork has a lovely mellow aged patina with accents of verdigris, which has developed over time, it has not been polished or lacquered only rewired to modern day standards (earthed).
It can be either wall or bench-mounted. The manufacturers marking "Dugdill Patent" and the model number is clearly evident on the cast brass base.
This truly is a machine age giant, it can extend to a maximum length/ height of 100cm (1 meter)
The lamp has been rewired and PAT tested.
Condition: The lamp is in excellent original condition and is fully functional, with moderate uniform wear verdigris and patina.
Dimensions: The lamp measures 41" long end to end horizontally while the extension arms measure 16" & 17" the shade is 8" in length.