Forged Cog Hanging Lamp #1

Forged Cog Hanging Lamp #1


Made from hand forged bike cogs, salvaged lamp parts, found chain, and some love & sweat. In order to round the cogs they are heated red hot in the forge and then pounded to an arc on the swage block. This particular one has black rim from a Tonka kids bike up top, about 12' of electrical cord, and a dial switch about 3' from the end of the cord. The Edison bulb pictured in the photos is included.

The approximate dimensions are 9.5" across and 20" tall.

The bicycle parts used were salvaged from Toledo Bikes! It is a bicycle co-op in Toledo, OH that puts the education of mechanical skills and recycling of bicycles & bike parts as its mission. When parts are no longer usable they end up in my hands before they would go to the scrap yard. Many of these parts have lived a life all their own and now their story will live on, providing further function and joy in people's lives.

These metal pieces are coated with several coats of lacquer to prevent staining of clothes and to prevent further rust. If this is going to be kept outside or in a place of extreme humidity and do not wish it to rust, you can re-coat it with spray lacquer from the hardware store at the first sign of rust spots.

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