Antique Burdick Floor Lamp Metal Infrared Conversion

Vintage floor lamp had a lurid past
Floor Lamp Vintage Medical Quackery Retrofitted Detachable lamp head Ornamental Art Deco metal lamp base Metal lamp shade on old floor lamp Height adjustable lamp head Vintage floor lamp has small footprint
Brand: Burdick Cabinet Corp
Product Code: 17066
Availability: 1
Price: $234.00
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This Model Z-70 Zoalite floor lamp was manufactured by the Burdick Cabinet Corp of Milton, Wisconsin.  We've converted the lamp for use with a standard light bulb but it was originally designed to be used by consumers and physicians for infrared treatment (once believed to impart energy and relieve muscle pain).  A gooseneck arm and telescoping pole (43" to 62") allows great flexibility in directing light for hands-free operation.  The lamp head, equipped with a wood handle, can also be detached from the lamp pole to bring it closer to a targeted area.  The Burdick story is an interesting one.  Founded in 1913 by Fred Frazier "Fritz" Burdick (1869-1950) the company manufactured a variety of light-based therapy lamps and equipment. Unlike most of yesteryears manufacturers of dubious health inventions, however, Burdick went on to become one of the world's most important producers of electrocardiograph equipment, including heart defibrillators, treadmills and stress monitors.   After a half dozen acquisitions in the 1980s and 90s, it is today part of Cardiac Science Inc. based in Deerfield, Wisconsin.

  • Composition - Ornamental cast iron base Chromed and bare steel.
    Please note that metal lamp shades become quite hot thus are not suited to be used by little children who might burn their fingers or use it for a coat rack.
  • Condition - Has been stripped to bare metal and clear coated to resist rust.  Everything works and is ready to use.
  • Age - 1930s
  • Size - 50" high x 22" wide x 10" deep x 16 lbs


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