Midgard rare elegant black scissor lamp, Mod.112
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 of all elements, the lamp was painted 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.
The lamp is in very good overall condition. The polished shade is in a good condition, has signs of age.
The lamp is engraved with the Midgard logo and DRGM (before the war) on head, ‘Midgard and Einstellung’ 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 lamp socket.
Arm 50 cm
Full length approx 30 up to approx 149 cm
Shade diameter approx 16cm
Wall mounting height: 49,5 cm
Cable length approx 340cm
Bulb socket E27
Manufactured in Auma, Thueringen