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My mid-1970's Luxo Duo-Tube Fluorescent Desk Lamp

My mid-1970's Luxo Duo-Tube Fluorescent Desk Lamp

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I have owned this lamp for years. It burns most of the day. Instead of a typical ballast it uses two small block transformers to adjust the current for the fluorescent system. They appear to be original. Besides a hum that you can remedy with a good whack on the base, this lamp has never given me trouble. They don't make stuff like they used to.

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Manufacturer:Luxo Co.
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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Base:Heavy
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Fixture Type:Metal
Ballast Type:Transformer
Location:My desk

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Nov 10, 2018 at 01:26 PM Author: RyanKorponay12
very nice

The Ballaster!!! *Poof*...

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Nov 10, 2018 at 01:41 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice desk lamp!

Lights are awesome!

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Nov 10, 2018 at 01:41 PM Author: Columbo

very nice


Thank you.

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Nov 10, 2018 at 01:41 PM Author: Columbo

Nice desk lamp!


Thanks so much!

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.





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Nov 10, 2018 at 02:37 PM Author:
Agreed with all of the above, strange to see a typewriter these days, I used to have one many years ago, but like many people I suppose, I got rid of it when computers came in. Sammi's mum still has an electric typewriter, but not sure of the make, it might be Brother. Will have to check next time we see her.
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Nov 10, 2018 at 03:06 PM Author: migette1
Nice lamp Luxo very famous maker licenced to make the Anglepoise by Terrys springs....sorry more history.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.





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Nov 10, 2018 at 03:08 PM Author:
When I was a kid my dad bought me a desk lamp that was very similar to an Anglepoise lamp, but was claimed to be better because it used a counterweight instead of springs, which can sometimes lose their 'spring' if you know what I mean. Never seen anything like it since, though.
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Nov 10, 2018 at 03:10 PM Author: migette1
Sounds well made.

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Sounds well made.

It was, just wish I could remember the manufacturer. Not that they'd still be going now, though
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Nov 10, 2018 at 06:19 PM Author: Columbo

Agreed with all of the above, strange to see a typewriter these days, I used to have one many years ago, but like many people I suppose, I got rid of it when computers came in. Sammi's mum still has an electric typewriter, but not sure of the make, it might be Brother. Will have to check next time we see her.


Yep. This is a Brother as well. A Brother Activator 889 from 1970 to be precise. It gets the job done when needed. Solid little machines.

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Nov 10, 2018 at 06:21 PM Author: Columbo

When I was a kid my dad bought me a desk lamp that was very similar to an Anglepoise lamp, but was claimed to be better because it used a counterweight instead of springs, which can sometimes lose their 'spring' if you know what I mean. Never seen anything like it since, though.


I have seen on occasion desk lamps that got a bit lazy. The springs on these are still good. Surprisingly so with the dual fluorescent fixture they have to hold up.

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Nov 10, 2018 at 06:22 PM Author: Columbo

Nice lamp Luxo very famous maker licenced to make the Anglepoise by Terrys springs....sorry more history.


Thank you. I have owned various Luxo lamps. The swivel clamp 40W bulb types and two of these. I'll photograph the other soon!

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Nov 10, 2018 at 06:26 PM Author: jercar954
Very nice lamp! I grew up not far from their plant in Port Chester, NY.

Preheat and T-12 fluorescents forever! Down with LED's and instant start T-8 fluorescents.





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Nov 10, 2018 at 06:27 PM Author:
I've found an image online of a lamp that is very similar to the one I had. It's not quite the same, but it's close.

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Nov 10, 2018 at 07:38 PM Author: Columbo

I've found an image online of a lamp that is very similar to the one I had. It's not quite the same, but it's close.



Oh. I know those. I've seen those.

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.





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Nov 11, 2018 at 12:08 PM Author:
It wasn't exactly like this one, but this is the closest to it that I can find a picture of.
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