Add a charming and traditional table lamp to your office or home from our collection of Bankers lamps. These desk lamps have been around since the early 20th century, yet they still offer a functional and stylish period aesthetic to any modern household.
Traditional Green Bankers Lamps
We have a range of high-quality antique replica Bankers Lamps, featuring the classic solid brass base and the translucent green glass shade. Our classic brass bankers lamps offer a traditional art deco style whilst using modern technology for safety and efficiency. All of our Bankers lamps are able to be used with long-lasting LED light bulbs.
Tiffany Bankers Lamps
As well as the traditional style Emeralite lamps, we also have a range of Tiffany Bankers Lamps that replace the green lampshade with stained glass patterns and colours. We have the iconic dragonfly patterned Bankers lamp, as well as the popular Fargo and Astoria tiffany bankers lamps from Interiors 1900.
The History of Bankers Lamps
The original Bankers Lamp was created and patented in May 1909 by Harrison D. McFaddin. Although the lamps were patented in the US, the lights were actually produced in Moravia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. The first and most well-known design of Bankers lamp is a brass base with a curved green-coloured glass shade.
The emerald colour of the glass shade gave them the name Emeralite Lamps, and the genuine antiques are coveted by collectors. H.G. McFaddin & Co. produced Emeralite lamps until 1960 when the company was dissolved, leading to many manufacturers selling replicas.
The Emeralite lights were favoured by businesses and banks, as green was a colour that was thought to promote concentration, which is what led to them now being known as Bankers Lamps. Many organisations could also have their logo embedded in the glass shade adding to their popularity.