Vintage Moss Lamp (Lucite base) from the 1950s with new vintage-style lampshade.
main tier: white
top + bottom tiers: aqua
pattern: black arcs
The Moss Lamps factory wasn’t far from where our workshop is in San Francisco. Moss Lamps ceased manufacturing their distinctive lamps in the 1960s, but they stayed open as a retail lamp shop on a ragged Mission St block in SOMA until the late 1990s. There is an interesting and informative book available on Moss Lamps by Donald-Brian Johnson. Whoever borrowed our shop copy — we want it back!
We have many years experience in acrylic fabrication, and have done our share of repairs on the fragile Moss Lucite lamps (Lucite and Plexiglas are trade-names for acrylic), but we no longer have the time to do these repairs.