Vintage Electric Company Meter Lamp

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This is a wonderful piece of suburban folk art and mid-century Americana. It is a vintage 'home made' table lamp incorporating an actual working electric company meter. When the lamp is on the meter actually runs! The man who made it actually worked as a meter reader for the electric company in the 1950's and 1960's.
Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1960's
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Brass
glass dome covered electric meter
Wood
Other Characteristics
Wood, brass and glass dome covered electric meter.
Condition
Very good and working original vintage condition. We will polish the brass by request.
Dimensions
25in. H x 5.5in. W x 9in. D
63cm H x 14cm W x 23cm D
Dealer Location
Weymouth, MA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U11070888661008
BG Galleries
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 · Located in Weymouth
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875 Washington St.
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Weymouth MA 02189
US
617-901-4333