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July 2020


July 2020 at fabriklampen.de. We recently bought old enamel lamps from a stock. Sometimes this happens, but it is relatively rare. I also didn’t want to believe it when a seller wrote to me recently. However, I gave it a chance and in fact: the lamps – including a lot of shades from Louis Poulsen – were really old, original lamps, still packed in old paper. The seller’s grandfather stowed them in the attic decades ago and the lamps have spent the last half-century in a sleeping beauty slumber. I of course bought the shades immediately. This is a really old post. As a rule, lamps are still found as old stocks from the 1970s and 1980s. Although these have also become rarer, the matter is not impossible.There are many factory lamps on the market that are sold as old: are they really old?Enamel shades from old stocks show almost always signs of age: small spots with rust, flaking etc., as can be seen in the pictures here. The enamel is fresh, but not like the fake lamps. If lamps have been sold in impeccable condition in large numbers for many years (typically on online marketplaces, but sometimes also in individual web shops), especially in forms that are only available on these pages, usually in several colors, there is reason to doubt.Relatively simple shapes, which otherwise never appear as used lamps, in colors that never existed for historical industrial lamps (yellow, pink, ivory, etc. pp.) are usually also new. I once saw in a web shop with industrial lamps, where the seller (or manufacturer) chipped off the enamel with a hammer, making the lamps look used, and thus sold the new lamps as “old”. The whole thing didn’t look authentic, to say the least.Perfect fakes?Many lamps are faked perfectly. A typical example of this are some Eastern European lamps. These are newly produced in a wide variety of colors. Everything is perfect, even the manufacturer’s brand in the enamel. With junction boxes and all the trimmings, the lamps are still produced today and sold well as old.The old EKA / EMAX lamps are also counterfeited: these are easy to identify in terms of quality and the manufacturer’s brand is usually missing. By the way: scissor lamps are also produced here (both for the ceiling and for the wall) and sold as old.In addition to Eastern Europe, the lamps, which are then sold as old, are usually manufactured in Asia.The list could be written further, the conclusion is: keep your eyes open if you are looking for old lamps!By the way: even with old industrial furniture – there is slowly more fake (sold as old) than original…
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We recently bought old enamel lamps from a stock. Sometimes this happens, but it is relatively rare. I also didn’t want to believe it when a seller wrote to me recently. However, I gave it a chance and in fact: the lamps – including a lot of shades from Louis Poulsen – were really old, original lamps, still packed in old paper. The seller’s grandfather stowed them in the attic decades ago and the lamps have spent the last half-century in a sleeping beauty slumber. I of course bought the shades immediately. This is a really old post. As a rule, lamps are still found as old stocks from the 1970s and 1980s. Although these have also become rarer, the matter is not impossible.
There are many factory lamps on the market that are sold as old: are they really old?
Enamel shades from old stocks show almost always signs of age: small spots with rust, flaking etc., as can be seen in the pictures here. The enamel is fresh, but not like the fake lamps. If lamps have been sold in impeccable condition in large numbers for many years (typically on online marketplaces, but sometimes also in individual web shops), especially in forms that are only available on these pages, usually in several colors, there is reason to doubt.
Relatively simple shapes, which otherwise never appear as used lamps, in colors that never existed for historical industrial lamps (yellow, pink, ivory, etc. pp.) are usually also new. I once saw in a web shop with industrial lamps, where the seller (or manufacturer) chipped off the enamel with a hammer, making the lamps look used, and thus sold the new lamps as “old”. The whole thing didn’t look authentic, to say the least.
Perfect fakes?
Many lamps are faked perfectly. A typical example of this are some Eastern European lamps. These are newly produced in a wide variety of colors. Everything is perfect, even the manufacturer’s brand in the enamel. With junction boxes and all the trimmings, the lamps are still produced today and sold well as old.
The old EKA / EMAX lamps are also counterfeited: these are easy to identify in terms of quality and the manufacturer’s brand is usually missing. By the way: scissor lamps are also produced here (both for the ceiling and for the wall) and sold as old.
In addition to Eastern Europe, the lamps, which are then sold as old, are usually manufactured in Asia.
The list could be written further, the conclusion is: keep your eyes open if you are looking for old lamps!
By the way: even with old industrial furniture – there is slowly more fake (sold as old) than original…

April 2020


April 2020 at fabriklampen.deWe work diligently as always: both the old factory lamps and the industrial furniture are lovingly refurbished or restored on an ongoing basis. Here are some pictures from the past weeks:Laid table: Beautiful old green industrial lamps with cast iron top - it is rare item for a project.Various old, reconditioned industrial stools that can also be used as garden stools. We installed the old stools with new oak seats.Old industrial chairs from a former textile factory: gently cleaned and treated: perfect for a loft.An old doctor's desk, around 1950-1960, in a rare “rockabilly” form. We have provided the table with a new solid oak top, which we have stained black.Play of light with an old factory lamp: the lamp comes from the 1960s, the head part resembles a Sputnik and creates a beautiful light effect.An old large industrial table or workbench, restored and ready for the next hundred years.
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April 2020 at fabriklampen.de

We work diligently as always: both the old factory lamps and the industrial furniture are lovingly refurbished or restored on an ongoing basis. Here are some pictures from the past weeks:

Laid table: Beautiful old green industrial lamps with cast iron top – it is rare item for a project.

Various old, reconditioned industrial stools that can also be used as garden stools. We installed the old stools with new oak seats.

Old industrial chairs from a former textile factory: gently cleaned and treated: perfect for a loft.

An old doctor’s desk, around 1950-1960, in a rare “rockabilly” form. We have provided the table with a new solid oak top, which we have stained black.

Play of light with an old factory lamp: the lamp comes from the 1960s, the head part resembles a Sputnik and creates a beautiful light effect.

An old large industrial table or workbench, restored and ready for the next hundred years.

January 2020


Some pictures from our work in January 2020.Old factory lamps from the 1920s, restored and equipped with black and white textile cable. They are all with their new owners and shine like they have been for almost 100 years.An industrial table with cast iron feet and solid top - we have many tables like this, in different sizes, all original, with a beautiful patina. Weight from 100 kg. Old headlights, also prepared, for a classic car garage before shipping to Switzerland.We got three rather large copper plates from an old department store.A still life with old industrial lamps and some pieces of furniture.
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Some pictures from our work in January 2020.

Old factory lamps from the 1920s, restored and equipped with black and white textile cable. They are all with their new owners and shine like they have been for almost 100 years.

An industrial table with cast iron feet and solid top – we have many tables like this, in different sizes, all original, with a beautiful patina. Weight from 100 kg.

Old headlights, also prepared, for a classic car garage before shipping to Switzerland.

We got three rather large copper plates from an old department store.

A still life with old industrial lamps and some pieces of furniture.

Christmas 2019


We wish our visitors and customers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!
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We wish our visitors and customers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!

Autumn 2019


 Autumn 2019: some pictures to beginning of autumn. We found a couple of very rare and old black industrial lamps. They are now restored and fully functional again. An autumn still life and some factory lamps from the last weeks.
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Autumn 2019: some pictures to beginning of autumn.
We found a couple of very rare and old black industrial lamps. They are now restored and fully functional again. An autumn still life and some factory lamps from the last weeks.

Summer 2019


We have summer holiday till early September. Pictures of our last bike tour on Lake Constance. Sometimes it is rainy, but mostly with sun. A true design classic from the 1930s, discovered on a garage flea market - luckily found on the last day, I had to drag him only 50 kilometers ....We wish you a beautiful summer time!
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We have summer holiday till early September.

Pictures of our last bike tour on Lake Constance. Sometimes it is rainy, but mostly with sun. A true design classic from the 1930s, discovered on a garage flea market – luckily found on the last day, I had to drag him only 50 kilometers ….

We wish you a beautiful summer time!

Factory lamps May 2019


A beautiful post of colorful factory lamps and wall lamps for a restaurant in Koblenz.
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A beautiful post of colorful factory lamps and wall lamps for a restaurant in Koblenz.

Easter 2019


Happy Easter 2019! Old green and blue enamel industrial lamps.
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Happy Easter 2019! Old green and blue enamel industrial lamps.

April 2019


Much has happened in the last year. Beside many beautiful projects, we moved from Augsburg to Ravensburg. We feel well at Lake Constance and work as diligently as before. In order to provide a better insight into our lives and activities, we are now also active on Facebook. You will find us there, as everywhere, under the name fabriklampen.de. See you soon!
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Much has happened in the last year. Beside many beautiful projects, we moved from Augsburg to Ravensburg. We feel well at Lake Constance and work as diligently as before. In order to provide a better insight into our lives and activities, we are now also active on Facebook. You will find us there, as everywhere, under the name fabriklampen.de. See you soon!

Spring 2019


We start the spring 2019 with these colourful lot of old factory lamps. We have 20 pieces of them in stock. Further details and new items can be found at our lamps-site.
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We start the spring 2019 with these colourful lot of old factory lamps. We have 20 pieces of them in stock. Further details and new items can be found at our lamps-site.

Bunker lamps 01.2019


We start the new year 2019 with these nice restored old bunker lamps. We have near 100 pieces of them in stock. Further details can be found at our lamps-site.
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We start the new year 2019 with these nice restored old bunker lamps. We have near 100 pieces of them in stock. Further details can be found at our lamps-site.

Christmas 2018


We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Industrial lamps may 2018


Nice old industrial lamps after arriving. These lamps are rare, so I made some picture. Nice form (the smallest version of these lamps), with traces of age and usage. Partly with white, partly with black inscriptions (hallmarks). We have them restored, you find these lamps on our lamp-site.
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Nice old industrial lamps after arriving. These lamps are rare, so I made some picture. Nice form (the smallest version of these lamps), with traces of age and usage. Partly with white, partly with black inscriptions (hallmarks). We have them restored, you find these lamps on our lamp-site.

Industrial stools 05. 2018


We have nice old, restored industrial stools and chairs in stock. Pedestals gently restored, with traces of age and usage. Sits reneved, made of  waxed oak. Old pieces, partly from the 1930ies. You find on our Furniture-site industrial tables too.
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We have nice old, restored industrial chairs and stools in stock. Pedestals gently restored, with traces of age and usage. Sits reneved, made of waxed oak. Old pieces, partly from the 1930ies. You find on our Furniture-site industrial tables too.

Easter with factory lamps


Happy Easter 2018! Old blue enamel industrial lamps.
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Happy Easter 2018! Old blue enamel industrial lamps.

Antique factory lamps, 02.2018


Nice old, partly antique factory lamps. They come in the next days on the site.
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Nice old, partly antique factory lamps. They come in the next days on the site.

Christmas 2017


We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Spreegold, Bikini Berlin 04.2017


Our old factory lamps (Spreegold-Restaurant, Bikini-House) in the heart of Berlin, April 2017.
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Our old factory lamps (Spreegold-Restaurant, Bikini-House) in the heart of Berlin, April 2017.

Easter & factory lamps 2017


Happy Easter 2017! Our big old enamel factory lamps in a pizzeria.
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Happy Easter 2017! Our big old enamel lamps in a pizzeria.

Bunker lamps, January 2017


Nice collection of 50 pieces old bunker lamps after arriving. Partly with nice black enamel shades - soon available!
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Nice collection of 50 pieces old bunker lamps after arriving. Partly with nice black enamel shades – soon available!

Christmas 2016


We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Factory lamps December 2016


Nice collection of colourful factory lamps after arriving, December 2016. We make Christmas holidays from 19. December till 09. January. We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Nice collection of colourful factory lamps after arriving, December 2016. We make Christmas holidays from 19. December till 09. January. We wish our visitors Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Factory lamps September 2016


We are back after our summer holiday. On the way back we brought home some beautiful black factory lamps with marking (lamps on the pictures in original condition).
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We are back after our summer holiday. On the way back we brought home some beautiful black factory lamps with marking (lamps on the pictures in original condition).

Summer Holidays 2016


We have summer holiday till early September. We wish you a beautiful summer time!
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We have summer holiday till early September. We wish you a beautiful summer time!

Enamel lamp shades, 07. 2016


Nice black and blue enamel lamp shades after arriving – a group of about 150 nice factory lamps in grayish blue and black in various sizes. Permanent in stock.
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Nice black and blue enamel lamp shades after arriving – a group of about 150 nice factory lamps in grayish blue and black in various sizes. Permanent in stock.

Old ship lamps, July 2016


Nice old ship lamps with aluminium domes after arriving – a very rare found. Currently we have 30 pieces of them in stock. Partly with strong traces of age (rust on the shades) – the domes are intact. Soon available!
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Nice old ship lamps with aluminium domes after arriving – a very rare found. Currently we have 30 pieces of them in stock. Partly with strong traces of age (rust on the shades) – the domes are intact. Soon available!

Impressions, June 2016


Impressions of June 2016: factory lamps supplied to Northern Germany, on the way back a cup of cappuccino in Lower Saxony with lamps from fabriklampen.de. Casted iron lamp heads with chain suspensions, lamp scizzors, old window shutters packed on pallet, lamps arriving to the building site.
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Impressions of June 2016: factory lamps supplied to Northern Germany, on the way back a cup of cappuccino in Lower Saxony with lamps from fabriklampen.de. Casted iron lamp heads with chain suspensions, lamp scizzors, old window shutters packed on pallet, lamps arriving to the building site.

Lamps for the textile facory


Nice group of old pastel green industrial lamps and wall lamps for a residential project in an old textile factory in Schwitzerland.
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Nice group of old pastel green industrial lamps and wall lamps for a residential project in an old textile factory in Schwitzerland.

Easter 2016


Happy Easter 2015! Nice green hallmarked (Karl Engel) enamel lamps from the 1930ies.
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Happy Easter 2015! Nice green hallmarked (Karl Engel) enamel lamps from the 1930ies.

“Because nice” 16: In black


Nice group of smaller black enameled lamps with label for a bureau in Berlin. Diameter 25 cm.
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Nice group of smaller black enameled lamps with label for a bureau in Berlin. Diameter 25 cm.

Scissor lamps


According to the to the customer’s wish: scissor lamps made of old shades with new scissors for a coffeeshop in Vienna. Maximal length over 2 meters, diameter of the shades 36 cm.
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According to the to the customer’s wish: scissor lamps made of old shades with new scizzors for a coffeeshop in Vienna. Maximal length over 2 meters, diameter of the shades 36 cm.

“Because nice” 15: In petrol blue


Nice group of bluish green (petrol blue) enameled industrial lamps for a bigger project in Hamburg. Very fine shade of the colour, diameter 41 cm.
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Nice group of bluish green (petrol blue) enameled industrial lamps for a bigger project in Hamburg. Very fine shade of the colour, diameter 41 cm.

“Because nice” 14: Casted iron


Nice group of casted iron factory lamps for a bigger project in Hamburg.
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Nice group of casted iron factory lamps for a bigger project in Hamburg.

“Because nice” 13: Green enamel


Nice group of casted iron factory lamps with glass & grid and green enamel shades.
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Nice group of casted iron factory lamps with glass & grid and green enamel shades.

“Because nice” 12: Perforations


Group of enamel lamps with perforations in the neck.
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Group of enamel lamps with perforations in the neck.

“Because nice” 11: Gray enamel


Group of casted iron lamps with safety glasses and grids & pale gray enameled shades.
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Group of casted iron lamps with safety glasses and grids & pale gray enameled shades.