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1960s Desk Lamp Model 6857 By Kaiser Leuchten

1960s Desk Lamp Model 6857 By Kaiser Leuchten

Regular price $316.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $316.00 USD
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Vintage 1960s table lamp model 6857 by Kaiser Leuchten.

Expertly restored & completely cleaned, rewired & PAT safety tested ready to go. This lamp uses a E27 standard screw in bulb, an LED bulb is included with this lamp.

Height 46cm, Width ( Base ) 18cm, Width ( Shade ) 18cm.

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Gebr. Kaiser & Co. Leuchten KG, Lichttechnische Spezialfabrik, Neheim-Hüsten was founded by Hermann Kaiser, who came to Neheim as a worker from Heddinghausen. He started working for himself & became self-employed in 1895.

At the beginning, the company concentrated on the production of nickel-plated & copper-plated lamp parts for the already existing lighting factories. His breakthrough came with the development of a very cheap petroleum lamp made of tinplate. During the First World War the production was converted to war materials such as storm batons.

After the war, the manufacture of electric lighting fixtures was expanded, & finally the whole branch of the business was transferred. During the period between the two world wars, the company developed into one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the region. not in the least thanks to the lamps designed by Christian Dell. 

As early as 1934 the number of workers was 350. This figure increased to about 600 to 700 employees until the beginning of the Second World War.

During the Second World War the production plants were completely destroyed. After the war a strong enterprise expansion began. Between 750 and 1000 people were temporarily employed.

Towards the end of the 1970s the company was acquired by Thorn Lighting Group. This became the property of an international investment company in 1993, & the remnants of production were transferred to Dortmund in 2000.

Several working lamps/desk lamps designed by Christian Dell are still in production & made by Fritz Hansen.


Many of the items we have for sale are all from what we refer to as " Real Life ", they were all made for use & purpose. There will always be signs of use & aging which we think gives each item its individuality & personal charm. We clean & repair but we always try our best to keep everything in its original state. We will always give you a good idea of condition & especially highlight anything that we consider may have aesthetic or structural concern.

You are more than welcome to purchase this item in person & pick it up from our London based workshop.

International buyers will need to check with their local authorities to see if any customs & import taxes are applicable. Any additional customs & tax payments are the responsibility of the buyer.

We can not be held responsible for delays due to customs.

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