This is a truly unique item, that comes with a history.
The lamp was made by the same factory that manufactured Kaiser Idell lamps, but this one was ordered by a Portuguese petroleum company Sacor, which it ordered not for resale but for its own use. Interesting details: on the metal SACOR label on the base you can also see the 4-digit number. Every item in government sponsored organisation had to be numbered.
Here is a short story of Sacor, which until nowadays sparks nostalgic feelings among the Portuguese people.
In 1937 two Romenian immigrants asked the Portuguese government for license to operate a petroleum refinery in Lisbon. The response from Salazar was positive but carried one condition: the Romanians had to be baptized in Portuguese church. The two men refused and moved to France. Soon, however they received a letter from the Portuguese government, informing them about their change of mind, and a licence was granted.
SACOR was established in 1937. All was going well, and with the so called “Petrollium law” of 1947 SACOR was able to obtain 50% of the petroleum market. With the car boom of the 1950s and 60s, things could not be going better. Many Portuguese associated SACOR with vacations, dad driving and stopping for refrigerants and candy on one of the SACOR filling stations.
However, right after the revolution on 25 of April 1974, the new government nationalized SACOR, which was swallowed by GALP.
Nowadays, SACOR memorabilia is rare and in high demand among the collectors.
Steel and aluminium. On/Off switch button on the base. New but vintage textile twisted electrical cord.
Light bulb: screw cap Edison or LED
Wall plug: 2-pin European. For other countries please see below.
Height 25cm , diameter 15 cm
Height 10´´ , diameter 6 ´´
All original painting. As you can see on the photo, some scratches on the paint. Structurally in excellent condition. Tested for functionality.
Please note that this product is vintage. It is almost never perfect. It may be a little asymmetric and metal parts may be slightly bent. Any major defects are mentioned here, but please expect to see some minor irrelevant defects not mentioned, that are common to products with more than 20 years of age.
Images are integral part of the condition description.
If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them.
All ceiling pendant lamps and wall mounted lamps are hardwired, so they will work in any country.
All table/desk lamps have European 2-pin wall plug, so you may need a country-specific wall plug adapter, or change wall plug.
CTT Portugal for all countries outside EU and all orders below 2kg, tracking number will be provided. Delivery time approximately 2 weeks for EU, 4-6 weeks for USA.GLS
DPD for EU orders above 2 kg, tracking number will be provided. Delivery approximately 5 working days. Please note that depending on your country law, you may be eligible for customs clearance fees.
|40 × 40 × 40 cm
20 Century Lights
We are 2 people passionate about vintage lighting. We source our items all over Europe, but mostly in Portugal.
We run our small business out of out garage, filled with hundreds of vintage lamps.
Please contact the seller for a delivery quote or enquiries using the ‘Ask Seller’ form below.
If the lamps are in good condition, we sell them as are, because many buyers appreciate the authentic vintage items without any interference. If they need to be repaired, we use a local lamp repair shop, where parts may be replaced with working vintage parts. Normally we also install new electrical wires.
The plug in lamps will come with a 2 pin EU wall plug. It is easy to change a plug to a UK plug, or use a travel wall plug adapter.
We test all lamps to ensure that they are being shipped in working condition. We do not provide guarantees for vintage items. However, we may be able to provide post sale support (for example later on if the client accidentally broke a glass globe, we may be able to find and send exactly the same).
We do however assume 100% responsibility for any eventual postal damage or loss.
Import duties and tax:
Depending on your location, this item may be subject to import duties/tax. Please contact the seller for more information.