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1930s Bakelite Desk Lamp by E K Cole Ltd


A rare 1930s all-Bakelite lamp designed by British designer Eric Kirkman Cole. It has a pivoting arm and adjustable shade for directional lighting making it ideal for the desk or the bedside table. 


Cole founded British electronics company EKCO in 1924 which is now chiefly remembered for its early twentieth century radio and television sets. Under E K Cole Ltd, it also expanded into other Bakelite production, such as table lamps, that were designed for and manufactured in Germany and the Eastern bloc under license.

Deep brown-black Bakelite, on/off switch, and with original cloth covered electrical cable

Origin: Germany

Year: 1930 - 1950

Designer: Eric Kirkman Cole for E K Cole Ltd

Max 40W low-energy screw bulb

Height (as shown in picture 1) 35cm

Length of base 22cm

Width of base 14cm

Diameter of shade 16.5cm

Condition: excellent

Please note: The lamp we have at present is black Bakelite with a hint of brown. The cloth covered cable and plug may vary from that depicted. The original Bakelite plug is a two-pin German plug, however we can supply a three-pin UK plug adaptor.