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how to properly mount a swivel arm lamp? Answered

I picked up these swivel arm lamps on craigslist, I do not know how to mount them properly, it seems like they are missing pieces, but i am not sure. if someone has one of these or knows how to install them i would appreciate it thanks

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

Bedside Mounting and something Extra to avoid wall scratches.

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frollard
frollard

9 years ago

There should be an L shaped round rod that slides into the horizontal cylindrical hole. The rod has a threaded end that then faces down and hangs over the edge of the desk. A threaded thumb-turn-nut then holds a bracket that clamps to the bottom of the desk. (think of the shape of an adjustable C-clamp).

They also seem to have vertical holes that you could screw them directly to the desk. The lamp arm has a spindle that is inserted into a vertical hole on the clamp.

http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/Clamp-On-Lamp.jpg shows the clamp.

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embochner
embochner

Answer 9 years ago

thanks for answering- i do not have an L shaped round rod, threaded end, threaded thumb-turn-nut. any ideas for what i can use to keep the lamp inside the mount?

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

The mount stays vertical, and the lamp just rests in it - you need a way to clamp the mount to the desk.