1960’s Swift Instruments Vintage Microscope Lamp … Repurposed … Upcycled


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The perfect gift for anyone with a scientific background or an interest in medicine, research etc. This vintage, late 1960’s, Swift Instruments microscope has been seamlessly and sympathetically repurposed as a vey interesting and stylish lamp.

It has two, very different, individually switched bulbs. The original eyepiece is now home to a beautiful, mushroom-shaped, 40W Edison filament bulb. The eyepiece can still be rotated through 90 degrees to allow positioning of the top bulb and a red, push switch for this bulb has been cleverly integrated into one of the microscope’s optics. At the base of the microscope there is a second light source–this time a 7W LED bulb (equivalent output to a 60W filament bulb), which is controlled by an added toggle switch on the righthand side. The LED bulb has negligible heat emission so can, like the eyepiece bulb, be moved through 90 degrees to direct surface light to where is required.

The conversion of the microscope into this lamp has been very carefully thought through so as to conceal all of the internal wiring and thus not detract from the aesthetics of the vintage item. The inclusion of antique-effect, braided, cloth-covered electrical cable completes the transformation and preserves the vintage feel. The microscope still retains some marks of wear and tear, atesting to its original use. These have, therefore, been left to add to the voracity of the piece.


• Depth: 200mm

• Width: 150mm

• Height: 400mm

• Weight: 3kg

• Maximum combined bulb wattage: 100w

• Unique & stylish upcyled creation
• Metal construction
• Concealed internal wiring
• Integrated switches for each bulb
• 90 degree rotation of both bulbs
• E27 screw bulb fitting

• 2m cable length

Shipping costs

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Within United Kingdom (UK) £25.00
Outside United Kingdom (UK) £70.00