Pair of Midgard DRGM unique green scissor lamps in original condition.
The design of those scissor lamps 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.
Their original condition is very good. The lamps have a few signs of wear consistent with its age and use.
The lamps are engraved with Midgard DRGM (before the war) and ‘Einstellung’ on the scissors.
The mechanical system of the lamps functions perfectly.
The electrical equipment was renewed and refurbished with a three-wire system and a pink cloth coated cord was used.
The lights are operated by a rotary switch located on the bakelite lamp socket.
Please refer to the photos for more details.
Full length 36 up to approx 114cm
Arm ca. 35cm
Diameter Shade approx. 16cm
Bulb socket E27
Cable length approx. 215 cm
Manufactured in Auma in Thüringen