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Antique Store Find! US Weather Bureau Desk lamp.

Antique Store Find! US Weather Bureau Desk lamp.

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Found this at an antique store closing sale. Marked at $85 but the lady sold it to me for $40. She ran my transaction on one of the old manual-stamp credit card machines!

The sockets are an interesting push-in design. It took patience and finally a flathead screwdriver to pop the lamps out (As one was spent). New ones popped in easily though. Anyone ever seen anything like this?

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Mar 16, 2019 at 04:56 PM Author: CEB1993
Looks like that produces bright and diffused light! I bet some 5000K+ tubes would make this a great SAD lamp

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

Stop the lamp bans!

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Mar 16, 2019 at 04:58 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
I have a Dazor 2134 from the US Ministry of Defense. Cool find!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Mar 16, 2019 at 05:03 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Awesome fixture!

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Mar 16, 2019 at 05:28 PM Author: don93s
I have a desk lamp with similar sockets and I converted to trigger start . Mine was also hard to remove old lamps. Great find!
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Mar 16, 2019 at 05:35 PM Author: jercar954
Those sockets look Japanese. I've seen that type of sockets on a Japanese desk lamp.

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

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Mar 17, 2019 at 12:26 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
I have one of these over my workbench at work. Removing lamps can be tricky if one doesn't know how to do it.

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Mar 17, 2019 at 12:53 AM Author: ace100w120v
Think this one might be a Dazor? Westy, is yours like this? What "is" the proper way to remove a lamp?
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Mar 17, 2019 at 09:09 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Think this one might be a Dazor? Westy, is yours like this? What "is" the proper way to remove a lamp?


Ace, don't know about the brand, but the one at work is painted orange and is only a two lamper. The lamps sit so tight against the reflector that it is impossible to remove them with your fingers. What I had to do is take a very small slotted screw driver and gently pry them out (with the power off of course). Key is to do it gently and they come out fine. The sockets on your appear to be the same as mine.

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Mar 17, 2019 at 02:08 PM Author: ace100w120v
Sounds just like mine except avocado green. No way F5T12s would fit in here.
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