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Midgard 112 size I nickel-plated scissor lamp

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Rare Midgard 112 size I nickel-plated scissor lamp in original condition.

The design of this vintage scissor lamp manufactured around 1925-1930 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 of all elements, the lamp was cleaned 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 but is in a  good condition. The whole nickel-plated scissors have losses of nickel and small rust spots. The reflector was left with the original patina.
The lamp is engraved with ‚D.R.G.M. D.R.P. Ausl. Pat’ an with the Midgard Logo and on the scissor with  ‘gestzlich geschützt’.

The documentation about Midgard’s early years cannotcertify that the socket and the crown are original from Midgard.

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 the 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.


Dimensions (approx):
Arm 47 cm
Full length up to 158 cm
Shade diameter ca 15cm
Wall height Höhe: 50 cm
Bulb socket E27
Cable length ca. 425 cm
Manufactured in Auma in Thüringen


Additional information

Weight 4 kg