Vintage Electrix Desk Lamp
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Vintage Electrix Lamp
This is a vintage Electrix desk lamp. I just love these strange old things. It is mostly made of plastic, but all of the parts that really matter most are made of metal. They don't make them like this anymore! I love how it is adjustable in multiple places and is very sturdy and reliable. I come across lamps which often times do not lock properly, or are too heavy in the wrong spots, but this lamp is just perfect! It has a nice heavy, weighted base, and a light top so that it won't fall over. My favorite part however, is the silly button. In classic style as you would expect, the button is a bit odd and quirky. When you press it down, the button goes down way too and feels strange to press.
I picked up this lamp at my favorite local thrift shop for less than $5 and knowing what little I know about lamps, I can say that it is certainly worth a bit more than that. Even if you bought a new one at a big box retail store, something of comparable quality would probably cost you $20 all day long. Do I need any more reasons than that to buy vintage? This one caught my attention as well because it is from New Haven Connecticut. It also says Bridgeport Connecticut on it, so while I can't say where exactly it was made, I am guessing it was one those places. Being from Connecticut, it is refreshing to find something vintage from here. If you are looking for a great lamp, then look no further. Electrix still makes some great lamps even to this day.
I think I will probably sell this guy for $25 plus shipping, but if I can't get that price then I might just keep it. I am partial towards the brass banker lamps because they are generally more collectible and desirable, but this has hinges in many places which makes it very functional and reliable. Remember to keep an eye out for these vintage desk lamps because they are very popular with collectors. Electrix is a great brand to look for but you really want the all metal or brass ones ideally. I have only found a handful of desk lamps in my travels. It's tough to find them in good condition worth buying because they get a lot of use and ab6use. Often times I will find beat up and low quality ones at goodwill. This is my first non brass one, so that is an exciting achievement in itself for me!
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