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Vintage BHI Lo-Vo Lite Adjustable Machinist / Lathe Workshop Lamp


These BHI Lo-Vo lamps which originally found their place in machinist’s benches and other workshop and machine environments are now highly sought after for decors with an industrial feel. Dating from the 1930s-60s they are unashamedly functional but this gives them a great visual appeal. This one is in good condition, albeit with the expected wear and tear from use, with a good shaped shade and good paintwork. The only minor niggles are the lack of the badge/sticker on the shade and the interior of the shade has some discolouration. Overall, the wear and tear merely adds to the intended functional aesthetic.

We have temporarily mounted this one on a wooden base – partly for testing purposes –  but the lamp can be removed from this via screws and re-mounted on the base of your choice.  All joints are sound and their stiffness can be adjusted via the side screws. Although the lamp is wired, as with all electrical items we would recommend testing and re-fitting by the buyer. It should be noted that the length of cable on this lamp is rather restricted, so an inline-switch and re-wiring to a plug might be preferable for the buyer to consider.

The lamp extends to approximatelty 1m (30 in.) and is fully adjustable – the base and shade rotate and there are three independent joints for full flexibility.


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