Polaroid Swinger 20 (Circa 1965-70)

Description General

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. All camera lights come with a social history so it is a conversation piece as well as a unique work of art.

 

Description Specific

Polaroid is an American company that is a brand licensor and marketer of its portfolio of consumer electronics founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land who ran the company until 1981. When the original Polaroid Corporation was declared bankrupt in 2001, its brand and assets were sold off.  The “new” Polaroid formed as a result, and itself declared bankruptcy in 2008, resulting in a further sale and in the present-day Polaroid Corporation. In May 2017, the brand and intellectual property of the Polaroid Corporation were acquired by the largest shareholder of the Impossible Project, which had originally started out in 2008 by producing new instant films for Polaroid cameras. The Impossible Project was renamed Polaroid Originals in September 2017.

 

The Polaroid Model 20 “Swinger” was a popular Land Camera produced by the Polaroid Corporation between 1965 and 1970. It was the first truly inexpensive instant camera, a fact that helped fuel its enormous popularity and made it one of the top-selling cameras of all time. The Swinger was especially successful in the youth market due to its low price, stylish appearance, and catchy “Meet the Swinger” jingle.

This one is mounted on a stylish IKEA LAUTERS table lamp base with dimmer switch. (Dimmer function will only work if you use a dimmable bulb). The cloth cable and solid wood give an honest, retro feel. The legs have been sprayed to match the colour in the camera.

Technical Details

Depth:                                 10” (26mm)
Width:                                10” (26mm)
Height (max):                    21” (54mm)
Height (min):                     N/A
Packaged size:                   12” x 12” x 24” (30mm x 30mm x 60mm)

Weight:                                14lbs
Lamp holder:                     Small Edison Screw Fitting

Bulb type:                           LED E27 100 lumen clear globe
Dimmable:                          YES

Cord Length:                      6.5′ (2m)

Cord entry:                         Rear

Mains connection:            BS1363/A moulded plug fitted with 3 amp fuse

Method of operation:       Twist dimmer switch
Supplied with:                   Recommended bulb

 

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