drop lamp

Axelroll

Senior Member
Spanish (Spain)
Hi everybody,

What is a "drop lamp" in this context?

What was left of [the broken furniture] was scattered about the center of the floor in the spill of bright white light from a green-shaded drop lamp.

Many thanks!
 
  • Axelroll

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Spain)
    Maybe because, if it hangs from the ceiling, the shade is conical and doesn't cover the bulb, in a similar way to the lamps of your image.
     

    Axelroll

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Spain)
    Axel, can you give us a clue as to what decade we are talking about here? 1890 or 2010? Tiffany or Ikea? Oil, gas or electric?
    50's-60's, electric lamp, New York. If I can't find a more precise description, I'll leave it as "a lamp that hangs from the ceiling", something that fits in the context.
     

    se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, now that you mention the 50s, I guess it might be this kind of lamp shade: http://www.itchee.com.au/uplimg/img_126473_0e41552362676dcd8c6baeb4d90ed3f5.jpg These kinds of light have bit parts in a thousand films from the 40s and 50s suggesting institutional or seedy interiors suitable for masterminding battles, discussing bank robberies, witnessing a murder, falling victim to a femme fatale, planning attacks on aliens... As you say, they drop from the ceiling.
     
    Last edited:

    Axelroll

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Spain)
    Yes, now that you mention the 50s, I guess it might be this kind of lamp shade: http://www.itchee.com.au/uplimg/img_126473_0e41552362676dcd8c6baeb4d90ed3f5.jpg These kinds of light have bit parts in a thousand films from the 40s and 50s suggesting institutional or seedy interiors suitable for masterminding battles, discussing bank robberies, witnessing a murder, falling victim to a femme fatale, planning attacks on aliens... As you say, they drop from the ceiling.
    Thanks for the image, se16teddy!
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top