........... as relevant in today’s world as they were in the early 1900’s.
3 Arm Reflector Floor Lamps are extremely versatile, producing a very bright light. These vintage floor lamps, from the early 20th century, have a variety of light sources offering varying degrees of illumination. A central, large mogul socket, nested within a white glass reflector lamp shade, produces 100, 200 and 300 watts of light. This light is reflected upward, bouncing light off the ceiling to expand the illumination. Candle sockets top each of the three arms, creating a soft light. The three arms are controlled by a switch operation for all 3 sockets or each arm separately. In addition, some of these floor lamps also have a light-up base. A fabric, parchment, mica or silk shade tops the reflector shade to complete the reflector floor lamps appearance.
Nomenclature varies: Reflector Floor Lamps “Junior”, 6-Way Floor Lamps and 3 Arm Floor Lamps. Their excellent quality coupled with their ability to provide superior light makes them an all-star favorite, worth restoring.
Becoming popular in the early 1920’s, these vintage 3 Arm Reflector Floor Lamps, were typically made of brass-plated metal. Arms were produced from decorative castings. Lamp bases were often ornate, some with marble or onyx bases or hand painted designs.
Although it seems unusual to use two shades on one lamp, both shades are necessary with each preforming a specific function.