How to put a lampshade on this floor lamp

karinlOctober 11, 2011

I got this lamp for free so didn't ask too many questions - turned wood lamps are a weakness of mine. But now that I have it, I cannot figure out how to attach a lampshade to it barring detaching the socket and reattaching it. But the wiring appears to be in good condition, possibly even new, so I'm hoping to avoid that. Besides, it would be nice to have a method that allows occasional lampshade change without rewiring.

The picture shows just the top part, but it is a floor lamp. And yes, it's gathering dust while I try to figure out whether it has a future as a lamp or only as a coat rack...

Any advice would be welcome!

Karin L

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brickeyee

Get a socket with a threaded collar at the bulb and screw the shade onto that.

Most come with a swivel joint to aim the lamp, but need a through hole to secure them to the lamp arm.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 2:43PM
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karinl

Ah... like the ones at the link below? Once you know what to look for...

I think I've seen some shades that might fit that, with sort of a recessed ring fitting, but I didn't think they had a thread.

Thanks, Brickeeye.

Karin L

Here is a link that might be useful: Antique lamp supply threaded socket

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 12:52AM
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brickeyee

That would be them.

You do have to be careful about using the lamp shade to try and adjust the angle of the socket though.

The shallow short threads and large lever arm can make the threaded portion pop of the thin metal of the socket.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 10:36AM
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