FOR SALE ☞ Antique Niagara Falls Motion Lamp
DESCRIPTION ☞ Early 1930s motion lamp depicting Niagara Falls in a frame with a 18th century couple and Art Nouveau style. Bronzed cast metal front and tin back. Plug it in and click the switch to see the lamp start moving when the bulb heats up! Motion lamps became popular in the radio days before television. Placing one of these upon your radio or mantle gave you something to look at while you listened to your stories! Popular brands included Econolite and Scene in Action. These lamps are rarely seen in such great shape!
DIMENSIONS ☞ Lamp measures approximately 11.75" by 9.25"
CONDITION ☞ In fantastic condition for it's age! No cracks or chips in the glass. Manufacturers sticker is found inside, but partially worn off -- appears to say "Portable Electric..." and "National Lamp & Electric", along with "...Canadian Standards". Like most of these lamps, the inside glass needs to have a shim to keep it from rattling in the frame (the previous owner had a wedge of paper in there as you can see in the 8th picture) Cord is original and plastic covering on the cord is still flexible, not dry or cracked. Buyer may choose to rewire if they plan on using it frequently to bring it up to 2022 electrical standards.
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ABOUT US ☞ Front Street Antiques is located in downtown historic Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada. We are a husband and wife team on the hunt for interesting items that inspire nostalgia and curiosity. As antique enthusiasts, we do our very best to describe any imperfections and quirks, as well as provide a general background on the item; however, we are not yet experts on every item in our store. If you have additional information about an item for us, please send us a message -- we are always grateful to learn more :)
PLEASE NOTE ☞ Item will be carefully packaged up and shipped within 3 business days of sale, often sooner. We combine shipping on multiple items -- please send us a message prior to purchase to give us a heads up & we will be happy to refund the difference upon shipping!
All our listings are considered collectible, retro/vintage (25+ years) or antique (100+ years) and are rarely brand new. The majority of our stock comes from auctions and private collections or estates. Items for sale may display some age related wear and/or minor flaws consistent with the date of manufacture. Photos are included as part of the description. Due to the age and nature of our stock, all items are sold "as is" and final sale unless damaged in transit and covered by insurance.
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