Friday, December 3, 2010
Orange Spaghetti Lamp
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DESCRIPTION: Orange lucite-spun spaghetti screw-in retro lamp.
DIMENSIONS: 29" around (a basketball is 29 1/2" around)
FLAWS: None. Mint.
NOTES: These spaghetti lamps from the '60s and '70s are so cool, and they're not as common as I thought because they're somewhat fragile and dent or break easily. This one is a little different than the hanging lamps that pop up on occasion - it has a male socket that screws into a light bulb socket (and then the bulb screws in on the inside). If it doesn't make sense, take a look at the pictures, which are self-explanatory.
Once again, if in Chicago, one can visit the hippest music venue in the city, The Empty Bottle, and see a spaghetti lamp above the bar.
This lamp reminds me of the psychedelic movement in the late '60s. Here's a great track by Count Five from 1966:
LISTEN: Count Five - Psychotic Reaction