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DESIGN BY 20s - ART DECO, BAUHAUS SHOP: Norman Bel Geddes - Cobra lamp 1930s

Norman Bel Geddes - "Cobra" desk lamp 1930s USA (Ref # 2339)

The Eye-Saver "The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp The Eye-Saver "The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp The Eye-Saver "The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp The Eye-Saver "The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp

MYSTERY SOLVED! - Not a "Cobra" but "The Eye-Saver"

For a long time this lamp was known as the so-called "Cobra" among dealers and collectors alike, causing at times fears debates about it's name, designer and period. Often falsely attributed to Norman Bel Geddes.

With the discovery of an original Faries lamp catalogue from 1952 the mystery has been solved and facts confirmed. This lamp was designed by JEAN OTIS REINECKE in 1946 and produced by Faries Manufacturing Co. in Decatur, IL USA. Design Patent: 146,987.

In an original Faries catalogue from 1952, this lamp is listed under no. 60243 and is simply called: "The Eye-Saver".

Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false!

 

Original flyer distributed with Faries catalogue No. 47 (1947) introducing "The Eye-Saver".

"The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp

"The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp

"The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp

"The Eye-Saver" designed by Jean Otis Reinecke in 1946. Attribution to Norman Bel Geddes is false! - Cobra lamp

 

A very rare American Streamline / Machine Age "Cobra" desk lamp designed by Norman Bel Geddes one of the greatest industrial designers of 20 century. Very good working condition. Made of patinated brass, under the lamp shade original manufacturer's sticker: "Faries Manufacturing Company Decatur, Illinois".

Measurements: h 33 cm (13'') lamp shade diameter 27 cm (10,2'').

Style: American Streamline / Art Deco

 

 

 

 

 

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