1970s ZAOS ST ‑ 7 table lamp, Poland
The ZAOS table lamp, model ST-7, was produced in the first half of the 1970s
Delivering From: Lwówek Śląski, PL
The ZAOS table lamp, model ST-7, was produced in the first half of the 1970s. This particular piece comes from 1972 and is an example of the unique design of the Polish People’s Republic. The lamp comes from the ZAOS Lighting Equipment Works. A brief description of the conversion of these plants can be found here. In the years of the People’s Republic of Poland, these plants were a leading producer of lighting equipment. This lamp has two original bulb holders. Each of them has a separate switch located on the base, which makes it possible to adjust the light intensity in two steps. One of the switches is slightly jagged. Everything is in good condition.
At the bottom of the lamp you can see information about the year of production, species and (PLN 230). The base of the lamp is slightly scratched.
height 52 cm | lampshade diameter 34 cm | base diameter 16 cm
Dimensions in inches:
height 20.5 in | lampshade diameter 13.4 in | base diameter 6.3 in
Thomas Alva Edison played with light bulbs at the end of the 19th century, but in Poland the first glowing miracle on production lines appeared only in 1907. At that time, the first light bulb was produced at the Warsaw Incandescent Lamp Factory at 7 Nowowiejska Street. During the First World War, production was discontinued to resume after military operations. However, as early as 1921, the joint stock company of Fabryki Electric Lamps Cyrkon was bought by the Hungarian concern Tungsram. The company quickly establishes cooperation with Philips. Light bulb and lamp factories are multiplying in Poland: Helios in Katowice (burned down in 1937), and Polux in Lviv.
During World War II, Polish plants were destroyed and plundered. After the war, the industry was rebuilding itself. In 1948, the state-owned enterprise Zakłady Wytwórcze Lamp Elektrycznych is established in the capital. In 1969, the A-23 Lighting Apparatus in Wilkasy near Giżycko changed its name to ZAOS Lighting Equipment Factory and this is where the history of our lamp begins.
|Dimensions||60 × 50 × 50 cm|
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