This decor light has been remanufactured from reclaimed and/or salvaged materials thereby diverting them from landfill and would look great in your home, shop, office, cafe or restaurant. In some cases the light comes with a social history so it is a conversation piece as well as a unique work of art.
HASAG was founded in September 1863 as Häckel und Schneider in Paunsdorf, near Leipzig, with 20 employees who made lamps by hand. Hugo Schneider was a 27-year-old Silesian salesman; his partner, Ernst Häckel, was a plumber, who had started the business making lamps, tinware and painted wares in 1854. In 1902, in addition to lamps, the company began making portable stoves for heating and cooking, bicycle headlights and brass sheeting and wire. During the Second World War, Hasag became a Nazi arms-manufacturing conglomerate with dozens of factories across German-occupied Europe using slave labour on a massive scale. Tens of thousands of Jews from Poland, Hungary and political prisoners from around Europe, died producing munition for Hasag.
When Hasag was dismantled after the war no records were found but it is estimated that the death toll was 35,000 people before 1945. History should have been celebrating Hugo Schneider but instead it is remembering a company taken over by the Nazi Party in 1932 that choose to employ and exploit the prison labour available from labour camps run by the SS. May they rest in peace.
Depth: 9” (23mm)
Width: 9” (23mm)
Height (max): 13” (33mm)
Height (min): N/A
Packaged size: 10” x 10” x 20” (26mm x 26mm x 52mm)
Weight: 4lbs (1.8kg)
Lamp holder: Small Edison Screw Fitting
Bulb type: LED flicker bulb
Cord Length: 10′ (3m)
Cord entry: Rear
Mains connection: BS1363/A moulded plug fitted with 3 amp fuse
Method of operation: In-line rocker switch
Supplied with: Recommended bulb
Hasag Lipsia Commemorative Light