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Floor-to-ceiling pole lamps
Pole lamps

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Posted by CJ at 3:44 pm (PST) on Thu December 13, 2018   
GlenEllyn - Have you thought about using cinder blocks in a stairstep fashion (2 blocks with 1 centered on top or a 3-2-1 if need to go higher)? Then paint or cover the blocks in some decorative way. On the steps formed by the bocks you can place flower pots, decorative urns, etc.
Just a thought/suggestion. laughing
Posted by GlenEllyn at 11:38 pm (PST) on Sun November 4, 2018   
I'd like to have one of these, although in my current home they might not work out since I have 9-foot ceilings.
Posted by freddo30 at 12:00 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Have a nice one in my reading room , still in use. They're still available on eBay if you're of a mind to own one (or more).  My first one from the 60's wound up with scorched fiberglas shades cracking due to overwattage bulbs, my fault.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 5:42 am (PDT) on Mon May 25, 2015   
Had a pole lamp at the head of my bed for years and also forgot about it until seeing this. Preferred keeping the lamps in the "up" position as it diffused the light by bouncing it off the ceiling (a trick learned from our 1950's Polaroid-Land camera "bounce flash" instruction booklet). Got an unpleasant pole lamp lesson one night when the tension in the top lamp fixture suddenly loosened and fell into the downward position. Out poured hundreds of dried out, dead mosquitoes!
Posted by CJ at 12:48 pm (PDT) on Sun May 17, 2015   
When I moved to an apartment that had higher ceilings...used a cinder block as a base.
Posted by Moofies at 5:29 am (PST) on Sat January 5, 2013   
My sister had one. She was moving and setting it back up.  She pulled the top portion with the spring to get it in place.  Her fingers slipped and the spring shot right through the ceiling!  lol lol lol
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:03 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
I had one in my apartment in NYC in the late 1960's.
Posted by sweetnurse64 at 11:21 pm (PST) on Wed March 10, 2010   
Lol! We had one quite similar when I was very young. I forgot about it until I just saw this one!
Posted by Duff at 3:53 pm (PST) on Thu January 7, 2010   
I had one, but it was broken during my move from NYC to California in the mid-'70s.
Posted by Katbear at 9:11 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
Oh, God! My parents let me have theirs when they were going to throw it out. It worked until the mid- 90s when I finally got rid of it!

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