Edison Table Lamp - Wood plane series #12
Our Edison lamps combine recycled timber with edgy industrial materials, which reflect New Zealand’s commercial and agricultural history.
They'll enhance your room and stimulate discussion.
This Edison table lamp has been created from an old carpenter's wood block plane made by Alex Mathieson & Son, a company established in Glasgow, in the early 19th Century and producing quality woodworking tools for over a hundred years.
The Mathieson brand is incorporated into the steel and is still visible on the cutting blade.
- The dimensions of the lamp base are: length 56cm, width 9cm, height with bulb, 20cm.
It is not known when this plane arrived in New Zealand but undoubtedly it has been well used and cherished over decades by its carpenter owner.
I have tried to retain a sense of the history of the tool by leaving surface marks while cleaning and polishing the beautiful beech wood.
The plane has been cleaned, lightly sanded to remove years of grime, and hand finished with natural beeswax.
Each plane comes with a written history.
The vintage E27 40W screw fit Edison bulb, which comes with your lamp, has a life of about 1500 hours and can be easily replaced for any number of similar bulbs that are generally freely available in New Zealand.
Each lamp is tagged and tested. It has a long lead and an in-line switch.
We recommend a maximum 40W bulb.
Your Edison lamp has a felt pad on the base to protect any surface you choose to put it on.
We have a $5 flat fee for delivery in the Wellington area, and a (free) click and collect service from Plimmerton, Wellington.
Delivery charges outside of Wellington will be calculated at check-out.
Deliveries to Australia may be subject to custom regulations regarding the importation of timber and are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Thank you for supporting a small NZ business.