Vintage Copper Medical Table Lamp Doctor Heat Light Therapy

Vintage copper medical table lamp Doctor Heat
Doctorheat label in copper shade Nightlife Copper finish shows signs of aging Large copper shade New porcelain socket holds standard base bulbs Imperfections in copper finish Vented socket base signed for desk, nightstand or tabletop Repainted iron base Rewired with new socket and inline switch
Brand: FC Hermann
Product Code: 17375
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Price: $160.00
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Vintage heat treatment lamp made by F. C. Hermann Co of Chicago as part of its Doctorheat product line.  In 1940 the manufacturer was one of several who were legally prohibited from claiming fictious health benefits for infra red therapy.   Some of the conditions the manufacturer claimed its lamp remedied: arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, colds, earaches, influenza, insomnia, neuritis, menstrual cramps pleurisy, pneumonia, sinus trouble, and sore throat.

Adjust the angle of the arm with by loosening and tightening thumb screw.

  • Composition - Copper shade and painted iron base with sunray pattern
  • Condition - Base has been repainted.  Lamp has been rewired with new socket suitable for standard light bulbs, and inline switch  Copper finish on shade shows signs of age - see close up picture.  Lamp is complete, no missing or broken components.
  • Age - Late 1930s estimated
  • Size - 18" high x 8" wide x 10" deep x 18 lbs

 

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