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Timeless Trend: Pharmacy Lamp

January 6th, 2014

The classic pharmacy lamp was
first introduced in the 1890s. The electric pharmacy-style lamps easily provided a direct downward light their gas-powered predecessors could not. Can you imagine trying to turn an open flame upside down. That targeted light, combined with adjustable arms and beam-focusing dome-shaped metal shades, made them ideal for task lighting in pharmacies, hospitals, and factories. By the early 1900s, the versatile cast-iron- or brass-bodied lamps began migrating from the workplace to the home office, den, and bedroom. Today, pharmacy lamps still bring a utilitarian and attractive ambient light into any room of your home.

It’s no wonder these lamps have been unsurpassed in quality and utility for over 120 years.

Rejuvenation: Libby Floor Lamp $350

Rejuvenation: Libby Floor Lamp $350

Home Decorators: O'Pa II Floor Lamp $159

Home Decorators: O’Pa II Floor Lamp $159

World Market- Antique Bronze Pharmacy Floor Lamp $139.99

World Market- Antique Bronze Pharmacy Floor Lamp $139.99

Ballard Designs- Julian Apothecary Floor Lamp $99

Ballard Designs- Julian Apothecary Floor Lamp $99

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