Machine Age Art Deco bakelite polaroid study lamp. Model 100 study lamp. Designed by Frank J. Del Guidice for Walter Dorwin Teague Associates. One of three original desk lamp designs commissioned by Polaroid. Date of Manufacture 1939
Mottled-brown bakelite body, copper trim, a polished stainless steel reflector, and a restored shade. The shade, with a non-symmetrical shape was designed specifically for the Teague Polaroid model 100. It’s shape is essential to the efficient operation of the lamp. Capital letter "P" molded onto round light switch on side of stem. Original labeling on lamp bottom. Instructions for use: “Place lamp squarely in front of you, across the desk, not to one side.” Excellent condition; works but needs re-wiring. Designed to use a frosted, 100 watt bulb.

Height: 13”(33.02 cm)
Width: 11” (27.94 cm)
Depth: 11” (27.94 cm)
Weight: 2#

Industrial designer and educator, Frank J. Del Giudice, was born in the Bronx, New York, and studied advertising design at Pratt Institute. He began working at Walter Dorwin Teague Associates in 1938. The Polaroid Executive desk lamp was among his early design projects. He remained with the Teague firm for over four decades, eventually specializing in aircraft design, particularly passenger jet interiors for planes like the Boeing 707 and 747. In 1972 he became president and chief executive of the firm, retiring from the post ten years later. He then served as chairman until 1987.
One of these lamps is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Art Deco Bakelite Polaroid Study Lamp Model 100


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